Cashmere is a very fine yarn and it is important to take the utmost care of these garments to ensure that they last as long as possible and maintain their beauty unaltered over time.

This short article explains what pilling is and why it happens and how to best prevent and/or resolve it.



  1. What is Pilling
  2. How to remove pilling from cashmere?
  3. Conclusions




What is Pilling?

First of all, we explain that the occurrence of pilling is absolutely normal, even if the higher the quality of the fiber used, the less pilling will be. In any case, even sweaters made with the finest materials are subject to wear and tear over time, also due to numerous washes.

The softer and lighter the garment, the greater the tendency to create pilling, due to the structure of its fibres, which are more open.

A good wash certainly helps prevent pilling (we have already talked about how to wash cashmere garments correctly).

In addition to this, avoid wearing cashmere in direct contact with other rough garments, and avoid, as far as possible, rubbing and contact with zips to limit the formation of it.




How to remove pilling from cashmere?

There are three main methods to remove pilling from cashmere:

  1. Using a special "lint remover" comb for fabrics, designed not to damage them in any way

  2. A special vacuum razor to remove them

  3. A special adhesive roll





We therefore know that the pilling on cashmere is absolutely normal, this tendency can be limited with good care of the garment, and, in any case, there are different methods to remove pilling without damaging the sweater.

We hope this short guide has been useful to you for the care of your cashmere garments and sweaters.