AT:SF, I recently read somewhere that handwashing silks and cashmere is better than drycleaning. Do you guys do this? If yes, do you use any special soap for it?
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I have secondhand cashmere sweaters and wool blankets from thrift shops and flea markets, and I handwash the sweaters and air dry them. I do the same with silks. And while this will make all the drycleaners gasp, for months I've been machine washing the blankets on gentle/delicate and then drying them on low, without a problem. Keep in mind, however, that since I paid very little for them, it was worth it to me rather than spending a fortune at the drycleaners.
What do you readers do?
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