Cashmere Care: Moth-Away Herbal Sachets
Let's face it - moth's go after cashmere. They aren't dumb - they now it's soft and warm. They don't actually look for cashmere to eat - usually they are just after the dirt that's on the cashmere, and since most of us don't launder our sweaters after every wearing (I know that because I buy ALOT of used sweaters and I see it), that dirt accumulates.
Other than actually laundering your sweaters & scarves, there is no better way to protect your cashmere from moths than to make it smelly enough that they don't take up residence there. FYI - the CCMI - Cashmere & Camelhair Manufactures Institute - actually recommends handwashing to dry cleaning. You can do that by buying a cedar chest or using toxic moth balls - OR - you can use herbal sachets. Lavender is one major deterrent for moths, but my favorite is Moth Away. Moth Away herbal sachets contain Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme and Cloves.
I sell these adorable little reclaimed cashmere mice, each comes stuffed with either Lavender or a Moth Away packet. They smell lovely, they look cute, and they're good for the environment. You can lay them in a drawer or box, or you can hang them by their tail on a hanger. They are for sale here in my etsy shop here.