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Fashion Q&A: Can My Cashmere Sweater With Holes Be Saved?

Fashion Q&A: Can My Cashmere Sweater With Holes Be Saved?
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QUESTION: My cashmere sweater has a few holes. Can I salvage it?

ANSWER: Try a professional reweaver! They can duplicate the exact pattern of the weave with a similar or identical thread. Repairing one hole typically starts at $50, with prices going up, depending on the damage. Completion takes anywhere from two weeks to a month, says Roberta Zotta of Zotta Re-Weavers in N.Y.C. To find a shop in your area, search "reweaver" online to find a service that ships nationwide, such as withoutatrace.com or fabricmending.com.

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