What is pilling?

Pills are the little balls (bobbles) that appear in areas where your cashmere is subject to friction. For example, underarms and the sides of the body exposed to handbags.

Pilling on cashmere is very common, and all cashmere pills.

It is not a sign of "cheap" cashmere - however, "cheaper" cashmere will pill to a greater extent.

They can be (painstakingly) removed by hand, or you can use a cashmere comb. These can be bought on Amazon here...

 

Alternatively, if you don't have the time to remove the pilling yourself, we will remove them for you. This is included in our Knitwear Re-Dressing Service.

 

 

Customer Testimonials

" I am totally thrilled with your magic - thank you thank you thank you. I will recommend to anyone who is unlucky enough to get moth damage! "

E. Turner

" I’ve received it back this morning. I’d certainly use you again. Thanks very much. "

J. Lindsay

" I have just received my rejuvenated pullover and I wanted to say how thrilled I am.

It looks new. One can barely see the repairs. Thank you very much.

Please pass on my compliments and thanks to the team involved in its restoration. "

R. King

" I love my jumper - thank you so much.  

It’s like new!!! "

D. Moran

" Just a quick message to say how pleased I am with the restored jumpers, I can't believe how new they look and I wouldn't know where the small holes had been, unbelievable.

The people doing this work are truly astonishing, what wonderful skills!

The presentation on return is lovely, and I am storing them away now until autumn in the packaging you provided. "

M. Laybourn

" Thanks for the great job you did on my poncho. What a talent!

I will try and keep it away from those pesky moths. "

S. Grant

" I just wished to let you know that I received my green cashmere jumper today, beautifully wrapped, repaired and rejuvenated!

Thank you so much for your excellent service - it really has breathed new life into a well-worn favourite. "

M. Knight

" Thank you for the fantastic job you have done on the cardigan I sent for repair. I'm especially pleased with the reinforcement of the cuffs and armholes.

This is the second time I’ve used Love Cashmere, but I’m sure not the last.

Thank you so much for phoning to discuss the job and for such an excellent service. "

D. Adam

" Just a quick email to say how thrilled I am with the 3 cashmere tops you repaired for me. Especially the White Company hooded jumper which had a big hole on the elbow. The patches are a perfect colour match and although you didn't think you had been successful in removing the stain on the cuff I cannot see any trace of it. 

You returned the tops to me so quickly, I was delighted.

I will be recommending you and using you again. "

D. Stone

" Thank you so much for the repairs to my knitwear. You've done a great job and I'm delighted! "

S. Benzie

" Many many thanks. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the service. My husband thought my restored fine cashmere navy polo neck was new and I honestly cannot find the repair - it feels divine too. Clever team! 

My cashmere grey poncho had been chewed with 4 holes close together and you warned me the result wouldn’t be invisible - but it is from the front. All that can be seen is a small ridge inside restoring it to its glory - I wear it constantly in the car and look forward to using it once more.

Brilliant. "

L. Hannay

" Thank you for the excellent refurbishment of 3 gentlemen sweaters.  A really good service on your part and I had meant to write before now. "

L. Kenny

J. Ridley

" Thank you for my cashmere repair - the garment will see me through another few years now!

Very impressive. "

J. Smith

" Just thought I would let you know that my jumper was delivered this morning.

Superb job, many thanks. "

N. Barnett

" Love Cashmere did a fantastic job.  They repaired holes in one cashmere piece and one merino, both were done to such a high standard I can hardly even remember where the moth damage was. 

Plus, the whole experience was super easy and they were so helpful.

Very highly recommended. "

A. Ridley

" I’ve received my parcel of 3 repaired jumpers and I’m absolutely thrilled… True to your name, you’ve made me “love cashmere” again!

It’s so wonderful knowing that an investment piece like a classic jumper need not go to waste just because of a tiny hole or two.

Thank you! "

B. Chiang

" I just received my pale grey cashmere sweater back yesterday, complete with new elbow patches in pale grey suede.

I can't believe how beautiful it looks. I feared the patches would be bulky and heavy but they are so light and soft, great quality.

I am so very pleased, this is the second time I have used Love Cashmere and both times you have worked miracles!  Thank you to all who helped! "

V. Noyes-Thomas

" Thanks so much for repairs... I'm delighted! "

J. Peters

" Thank you so much for returning my favourite Banjo & Matilda cashmere sweater, which looks like new.

I paid extra to have the dreadful repairs to the 2 moth holes unpicked, and properly repaired and they are now unnoticeable, so it was completely worth it. 

But the extraordinary thing is the feel and texture have been restored to newness! "

M. Higgins

" Great service, thank you. All well received and as new!!

Great, will be sending you some more shortly, for refurbishing. "

G. Ösztreicher

" I just wanted to say a huge thank you for my jumper, it is as good as new! So impressed with the service. "

A. Carter

" I had been on the verge of throwing out a favourite cashmere sweater with many memories attached so was very pleased and impressed that this jumper has just arrived back looking like new and with no sign of the damage caused by moths due to my neglect.

A superb service at a very reasonable price.

My sincere thanks to you all. "

A. King

" I just had to write and thank you for the wonderful work you have carried out on my cashmere throws. They have come back to me like new! I will be proud to once again display them on my white leather sofas.

You provide such an amazing service from start to finish. "

C. Tilli

" I received the items today (better than new) and I am more than happy with your service. Thanks a lot! "

O. Zimmer

" With thanks for your help and excellent work! "

S. Rankin

" We're thrilled with our two sweaters and are recommending you to our friends and relations. Also, we'll be sending more sweaters in due course. Thanks so much. "

J. Quinn

" I just had to email your company. I received my 3 cashmere items back today and it was just like opening a package with 3 brand new items of clothing in it!! I am so thrilled to be able to wear my much loved striped sweater again. 

I can’t believe that the darns are so ‘invisible’. Likewise the mending under the arms of my navy cardigan. And the stain from my pink jumper has gone completely and it looks as good as new.

Your service has really exceeded all expectations!  Never will I wash my own cashmere again. "

J. Foster

" So impressed with your service and the great job you and your team have done on my jumper! "

 

D. Reffell

" Just to say a huge thank you, I am totally delighted with the wonderful job you have done on my blue rollneck jumper.

 It looks good as new, even though it must be over 10 years old - opening your box was like unwrapping a brand new jumper. 

You provide a brilliant service and I will recommend you to all my friends. Thank you so much! "

A. Wight

" I just wanted to say I have received my two items back and couldn’t be happier! Beautifully packaged and they are like new!

I could barely find where the repairs were made and worth every penny, saved me throwing out two beloved items and spending more money! "

S. Perkins

" It's nice to receive compliments where due isn't it?

So, thank you to all concerned for doing such a great job of repairing my two sweaters. They look as new. Boxed and packaged beautifully. I love them again...

My faith has been restored both in a repair service and buying more expensive but gorgeous garments.

A massive thanks to you all in Hawick! "

S. Barlow

" Thank you for repairing my daughters cashmere tops. They came back like new and she will get another years wear out of them. "

G. Scott

" THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FANTASTIC job you did on my two cashmere sweaters - (you managed to salvage the holes in the underarms by stitching 2 pairs of elbow patches !!) 

I was simply thrilled to unpack the box and not only were they beautifully returned and presented - they look good as new.  THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I will definitely recommend you and will, I am sure, be using your services in the future, for other cashmere sweaters. "

P. Baker

" I had to call you to say how fantastic a job you did with my sweater.

I'm really pleased with the repair and service that it's received! It came back beautifully packaged in a branded box and folded in a protective bag with the cedar block.

Many thanks! "

T. Brand

" Many thanks for repairing my cashmere sweater.

I am delighted with it - I think the dark blue elbow patches were a superb choice (on your part).

I appreciated the helpful telephone call.

Again, many thanks! "

L. Williams

" Thank you so much. I’m thrilled with my cardigan repair, it is invisible and has enabled me to wear my favourite cardigan in the future. "

A. Cresswell

" My cashmere sweater has just been returned to me and I want to say how delighted I am with the work you have done. It is brilliant.

You have transformed a tired and rather scruffy sweater into a smart garment. It is a much-loved sweater that my wife bought for me many years ago. 

Now I can continue to wear it for many years to come. Thank you! "

M. Hobrough

" I have received my sweater back and I am absolutely delighted with the results. I honestly could not tell you where the holes were. The sweater looks brand new!

Thank you so much, I can’t recommend your service more highly. "

L. Lockert

" Just to say how pleased I am with the repair that you did! Many thanks. "

A. Marshall

" I have just received my cardigan back, and just wanted to let you know I am very pleased with the results.

You have done an amazing job, I know you said it was going to be difficult as it was a fine cashmere, but I am very happy with it. I can still wear it, you would not know it had been repaired unless you were looking for it.

Thank you so much! "

A. Sheed

" A HUGE thank you. The jumper has been rescued. Don’t know how you did it, but someone has worked a minor miracle. "

S. Rasmussen

" I received my Ralph Laren cardigan today and am delighted with it.

Just like new.....thank you so much! "

J. Harper

 

G. Ayles

“ Just got my 3 sweaters back and absolutely delighted with the result. Thank you! ”

N. Hay

" It was at home when I got there after work looking perfect, thanks! I’m so pleased. "

G. Salaman

" My scarf arrived yesterday and I am very happy with the job you've done on it. The whole thing is now "hole free" and it's fantastic you managed to come up with a solution for my precious gift.

I'm delighted, and you were so kind all the way through! "

V. Mallin

" Thanks for a great repair job. Very pleased! "

K. Bennett

" I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for such excellent service.

You have mended the moth hole in my jumper so expertly that I cannot see where the hole was! The turnaround on the garment’s repair was amazing and thank you too for the piece of cedar wood to help me keep the moths away in the future.

Thank you very much again. "

H. Wilkes

" Thank you for returning my jumper which has arrived safely and for making such an excellent job of the repair.

I shall certainly be in touch again if pesky moths return to nibble my cashmere. "

N. Curry

" Brilliant service and repair job, thank you. "

S. Wyatt

" Just to let you know that my cashmere sweaters arrived about an hour ago and I am thrilled with what you have done with them.  I am particularly pleased with the one that needed elbow patches. It has a really good finish and I think will last for a long time.

Thank you also for the wonderful work you did on the hem of the ‘pink’ John Lewis sweater which I think I mentioned is my favourite.  It has such a nice feel about it and since its ’service’, it feels even better.

So thank you all for the splendid service. "

J. Fava

" Just a note to thank you for repairing my pink cashmere sweater. I can hardly
see where it was repaired, your repair is amazing and I am more than delighted. I will
recommend your service to anyone that I can. "

S. Brandt

" Thank you so much for the most amazing job you have done on my moth ridden cashmere. The holes are mostly invisible and returned in pristine packaging, as new. I couldn't be more pleased. "

N. Cobham

" Very happy with my jumper thank you. "

V. Watson

" I have just received back my sweater which had a big snag in it. I was really impressed by the brilliant job done by the team.

Absolutely impeccable.

Many thanks "

R. Day

" I’ve just opened my returned package and am thrilled to find 2 garments that are wearable again! "

S. Brand

" I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for doing an amazing job of bringing my mustard sweatshirt back to life.

I have it on now and have already been complimented on it by a stranger on the train!

I won't hesitate to use your services again and recommend you to my friends and family. "

E. Mathews

" I’ve just received my jumpers back and they look amazing!! As good as new!

I’ll be sending you one further jumper shortly.

Thank you so much. "

C. Ellison

" Thank you so much for the brilliant repairs you have done on 2 of my favourite & much-loved cashmere sweaters - they are like new.

I will certainly recommend your service to my friends! "

N. Baugh

" Just received my cardigan beautifully wrapped, packed and repaired.

Many thanks to one and all. "

G. Coulthard

" I have just received my two garments back and I am absolutely delighted with the ‘unbelievable’ repairs to both garments.

Both sweaters are back to looking like new - I do not know how it was possible!

Please convey my congratulations to your wonderful staff for a job well done! "

M. Wiseman

" Thank you so much for doing the most amazing job on my husband's sweater! You are truly amazing people and we are so grateful. I sent it off with two massive moth holes in it. My husband loves that jumper, so you have made him extremely happy, as we thought it would have to be dumped.

I shall happily recommend you to anyone who needs the same service, and thank you for your very prompt and wonderful service. "

J. Lerner

" Just to let you know that my cardigan arrived back safely today. 

The repair is perfect. I’m really pleased that you were able to sort this out for me so quickly and I shall certainly be a returning customer. "

D. Lowther-Pope

" I just want to thank you for repairing my jumper. It has just arrived and looks and feels wonderful. Your choice of patches is perfect.

Thank you so much. Now I will get a few more years out of my favourite jumper. "

M. Pudney

" I have just received my 6 jumpers back, woh! What a fabulous service, thank you so much! "

A. Mitchell

" I have received my cardigan and I'm so delighted. It's like having a new one.

Thank you very much! "

M. Baker

" Just want to say what a wonderful service you provide.  You are lovely to deal with and the end result is superb. "

K. Fforde