How to Care for Silk Scarves
A silk scarf can be an elegant complement to almost any wardrobe because it adds vibrant colour when worn with many different outfits. If well cared for, a silk scarf will last for years, making it a smart investment in quality clothing. A few steps will ensure that your scarves will be a beautiful part of your wardrobe for years to come.
STORE YOUR SILK SCARF AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Roll the scarf to prevent creasing rather than folding it or simply stuffing it into a drawer. If you are storing your silk scarf for long periods of time, take it out every six months to circulate around the silk. as a natural fiber, silk needs to breath.
PROTECT YOUR SCARF DROM HARST CHEMICALS AND HEAT
Too much direct sunlight will fade the colours. Harsh chemicals, such perfume sprayed on your scarf, may cause spotting or even cause the silk fiber to deteriorate. High temperatures will often cause the fibers to shrink. Do not ever put a silk scarf in a dryer.
KEEP YOUR SILK SCARF DRY
Prolonged exposure to dampness or water will start to stretch and damage the silk fibers. Hand-washing in warm water with gentle detergent will not damage the fabric as long as there are no embellishments and the scarf is not twisted or agitated in the process. To dry silk scarves, gently press them between two layers of a dry towel. Do not twist or wring it out.
IRON A WRINKLED OR CREASED SCARF WHILE DAMP
Use a low heat setting so that the steam will gently press out all creases. Hang the silk scarves indoors to dry to prevent for the sun and wind.