Cleaning Cashmere?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Wesslyn, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    It's been quite chilly despite being springtime. Like a fool, I left my cashmere overcoat where my roommate's dog could use it for a bathroom.
    I'm not too savvy on bringing it to a drycleaner. It's cold NOW.
    Any advice on cleaning cashmere to be worn within a day of doing so?
     
  2. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    You can purchase a do-it-yourself cashmere dry-cleaning kit from a brand called Dryel. You drop a cleaning packet into a lightweight cloth bag, zip closed and tumble-dry in your home dryer for 15 minutes. I believe you'll find them at larger chain stores and specialty stores like Bed,Bath And Beyond.
     
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  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    While what Thor suggests might well work, I think I would just do without the coat for a day or two and have it professionally cleaned. Surely you have an alternative overcoat?
     
  4. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    If the dog has urinated on the coat, you might need to treat it with a special dog wee enzyme remover. you might have to do some google research on this.
     
  5. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    I have other coats, yes. But they don't work particularly well with my suits
     
  6. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I suggest a professional cleaner, even though I like your suggestion Thor. Liquid Animal wastes leave a lot of odor & germs, and well, they are just rather gross too. As one who grew up on a farm and rasie a fair bit of livestock including the domestic types of Cats & dogs, I was pretty used to this. Whatever is in that wool/cashmere coat will get into your suit if you put it on over it. Do without it for a while and get it professionally cleaned.
     

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