Care

How to care for your Dot & Tom blanket

Keep your blanket as soft as the day you bought it with our care guide. We recommend dry-cleaning to keep your blanket fresh and soft, but they can also be hand washed and so to do this properly, please follow our step-by-step instructions below. 

Handwashing cashmere

You’ll need:

  • One spotlessly clean sink or basin
  • Plenty of fresh lukewarm water
  • Cashmere detergent (or baby shampoo)
  • Two clean, dry bath towels
  • Tissue paper (optional)
  • A cool iron

Washing

Fill a spotlessly clean sink or basin with lukewarm water.

Add a capful of cashmere shampoo (or baby shampoo) and gently hand wash the blanket,

Treat any stains or problem areas with a little neat cashmere shampoo, massaging gently with your fingertips.

Allow to soak for ten minutes and then rinse thoroughly with cool water,

Gently press out water and place blanket on the first towel. Roll up the towel with the blanket inside, and squeeze out excess water by gently pressing down with your palms.

Unroll the towel and place blanket flat on the second towel, Leave to air dry flat, or smooth the blanket out flat on a drying rack to avoid any wrinkles.

When dry, the blanket can be pressed with a cool iron. To store, fold in tissue paper to absorb any excess moisture and leave it silky soft and ready to be used.

 

Storage

Never hang delicate cashmere. To store, fold in tissue paper to absorb any excess moisture and leave it silky soft and ready to be used. Keep folded cashmere close to mothballs or our organic alternative, a freshly picked sprig of rosemary.

Pilling

It’s not a sign of poor quality. Pilling is a natural characteristic of cashmere’s long fibres, and can be easily removed by gently stroking with a cashmere comb to return your cashmere to its natural beauty.