Winter is here and most ladies can be seen wistfully dreaming of owning a Pashmina. You can spot them looking longingly at Pashmina shawls on display at heritage stores or googling them to check rates online. Keep in mind that once bought, a Pashmina fabric needs to handled sensitively.
Always dry-clean your Pashmina shawl. Iron it using a protective cloth and do not store these shawls with naphthalene balls or cakes, says an expert.
Bhuvan Ahuja, fashion expert of shawls, stoles and scarf retailer Ahujasons, has shared tips:
* Always dry-clean your shawl. The shawls are too fine to take any kind of wringing or rubbing.
* Always store these shawls wrapped in a muslin cloth or protective case. Storing them away in plastic covers is not advisable as it might lead to lint or balling of loose yarns on the top surface.
* Do not store these shawls with naphthalene balls or cakes.
* Keep them away from any kind of moisture.
* Indulge in seeking professional restoration once every few years.
* Iron using a protective cloth at low temperatures. Always flat dry.