During moth season, it's crucial to take extra precautions to protect your cashmere from damage during the summer. Moth season runs from April right through to the end of August. Through the summer months it pays to be extra vigilant to safeguard against any moth damage. Our team of experts at Cashmere Circle have shared their top tips to look after your cashmere during the summer months to protect against moth damage:
Regularly inspect your cashmere
Regularly check your cashmere items for any signs of moths or damage. Look for small holes, webbing, or cocoons. Early detection allows you to take prompt action and prevent further infestation.
Keep your wardrobe clean
Moths are attracted to food stains, body oils, and other organic substances. Ensure that your cashmere items are clean before storing them. Launder or dry clean them according to the care instructions on the label. We always recommend laundering your cashmere prior to storage. Cashmere Circle offers an innovative laundry process which has been designed to care for cashmere and remove stains as gently as possible. Garments undergo advanced ozone cleaning which remove 99.9% of bacteria, odour, and unwanted germs. Any items with particularly stubborn stains are sent to our dedicated spot cleaning stations, before undergoing a wet or dry clean cycle, followed by steaming. You can book a service here.
Store in airtight containers
Place your clean cashmere items in airtight containers, such as sealed plastic bags or storage boxes. This prevents moths from accessing your garments and laying eggs. Make sure the containers are clean and free from any moth eggs or larvae. We have a range of cashmere care products which are the most sustainable options available on the market right now. Use moth repellents: Include moth repellents in your storage containers to deter moths. Natural repellents like cedar balls, lavender sachets, or dried rosemary can help keep moths away. Remember to avoid using mothballs due to their harmful chemicals.
Vacuum your wardrobe
Regularly vacuum your wardrobe and shelves to remove any moth eggs or larvae that might be present. Pay special attention to corners, crevices, and areas where you store your cashmere items. Consider moth boxes: Place moth boxes in your wardrobe to help proptect your cashmere from damage during the summer. These traps use pheromones to attract and capture male moths, disrupting their mating cycle and reducing the chances of infestation. Purchase your moth boxes here.
Maintain good ventilation
Ensure your wardrobe has good ventilation to discourage moths. Keep doors or windows open periodically to allow fresh air to circulate. Avoid sharing storage with infested items: If you suspect any infested garments, avoid storing them with your cashmere or other clothing items. This prevents the infestation from spreading. If you are concerned about moths in your home, contact our team immediately for some additional advice.
By implementing these measures, you can help protect your cashmere from moths during their active season. Regular vigilance and preventive actions are key to maintaining the integrity of your cashmere garments. For more advice on how to care for your cashmere, contact our cashmere experts here.
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