Styling up in Pashmina Shawls:
You shall be able to get Pashmina shawls, scarves, designer, shiny silk and embroidered shawls almost from all top online stores. This said, though you might buy these shawls at a good value, you shall have to take care of these. Do make sure that you spend a lot of time in protecting these shawls so they last long and you can get a lot of wear from them. Some women pass them on to their kids especially the upscale warm Pure Pashmina shawls. Dry Clean is recommended though you might like to hand wash the shawls - you should not just drop them in washing machines or scrub them – here are some useful suggestions on how to care for them.
Do’s and don’ts while washing shawls:
You should avoid washing Pashmina shawls in hot water. Just wash them in lukewarm water with mild shampoo or light detergent like woolite.
You should not use hard chemicals to wash these shawls. Do not dry these shawls in dryers. Do not wring them to dry up since that will loosen the fibers and make the shawl sag look badly soon. Pat them dry to remove excess water.
Yes, these shawls should be dried by placing them flat on a table in the shade so that excessive sun does not fade the bright colors or texture.
Once they are dried you can steam them lightly. You can iron them on a gentle wool/silk setting and roll them or fold them and store in a light fabric bag or plastic bag in your closet. Adding in some cedar wood and moth balls is good too. If you use hangers use padded ones and cover them with a plastic or cloth zipped cover for added protection. This way you get to have a fresh looking Pashmina for long term use. Women cherish these shawls so the right care is important.