I was SO desperate for a sweater rehab. I was so busy caring for everyone else’s wool and cashmere that I hadn’t realized I was walking around with holes, tears, and split seams - a full on cashmere ragamuffin!
Some need Betty Ford, while I needed Sweater Rehab!
Look at that pile of sweaters in serious need of some tender, love and care…
Below is the ammunition you will need for a successful recovery…
Optional tools include: Wool & Cashmere Spray, Scented Vinegar and Mesh Bags.
For sweaters with heavy pilling, we use the Sweater Stone, both before and after laundering.
I soaked all my sweaters in Scented Vinegar to remove odor.
As my sweaters were stained, pre-treating with both Stain Solution and the Wash & Stain Bar were imperative. I used The Wash & Stain Bar for removing deodorant build up and body oil in the arm pits.
Here are the setting s you’ll need whenever washing wool or cashmere…always use a COLD water temperature!
I even did an extra rinse cycle for these guys.
Once my sweaters were dry I gave them another de-pilling with our Sweater Stone and brush with our new Cashmere Brush!
I am completely OBSESSED with the Cashmere Brush- I can’t believe I have lived so long without it. I use it almost every day to brush my sweaters, jackets, capes and ponchos to remove lint, blonde hair, etc!
After laundering, my sweaters were sent straight to Meriam to repair at Alterknit.
Meriam is a genius and master craftswomen to repair with the original yarns to look brand new.
Some of my "before and after" repairs are below….I had holes, seams and tears…my sweaters needed “the works”!
They can even alter, shorten, slim, re-style and re-purpose woolens and they are woven to your request.
245 W. 29th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10001
We can wash your favorite sweaters with our Sweater Service and send them out to repair for you… for more information click here.
I am back in good shape and have been looking good the rest of the winter. I am just ready now to give them their last wash and store away for the season….I am ready for spring!