Silk scarves are some of the most recognizable fashion accessories in the world, such as the famous luxury silk scarves, Hermes. Hermes silk scarves are famous for its iconic status, versatility and artistry. A silk scarf can be a work of art. Silk scarves, without a doubt, have stolen many hearts around the world. What most people don’t understand is that silk scarves come in different grades. The grade level depends on the quality of the silk and manufacturing process. The excellent quality of the material offers a significant advantages in any clothing. Silk is an all-natural material, produced by cocoons of the larva of mulberry silkworm, and it is wholly made up of protein fibre. Unlike other materials that are itchy or irritating, silk scarves are naturally hypoallergenic. So, silk is an expensive material and it is necessary to care for and store silk scarves correctly. The purpose of the article is to provide some useful methods for women.
When it comes to washing your silk scarf leaving it to the experts at the dry cleaners is the absolute best way to extend the life of your silk and keep its subtle lustre and delicate hand feel. However, if you ever find yourself in a jam or want an at home way to freshen your silk, then here is how you can safely hand wash your favourite scarf. You’ll want to make sure to read the detergent label before using it on your silk. Words like “suitable for silk” and “delicate” are your best friends when it comes to washing silk by hand. Bleach will damage your silk’s fibre so it’s always a wrong way.
Hand Washing Silk Scarves
①Place your silk scarf in cold water with a mild silk-friendly detergent.
②Leave to soak (no more than 5 minutes).
③Swish the scarf slowly and gently.
④Rinse with fresh water
⑤To help keep its hydrated feel, use a fabric conditioner in the final rinse (or even a small amount of hair conditioner).
⑥Rinse well in cold water.
⑦Ball your scarf together to remove excess moisture (wringing your silk out will damage it’s fibre). Then lay it flat and roll it in a towel to absorb any lingering moisture.
⑧Lay flat to dry.
Wrinkles and Creases
Most wrinkles in silk can simply be steamed out, but not everyone owns a steamer. A great steamer hack is to hang your scarf in the bathroom and let it steam while you take a hot shower. If you can’t steam the creases out then here are a few tips on how to safely iron your silk:
①Set the iron to low heat (or the silk setting).
②Iron silk only once it’s dry and be sure to put a cloth between the silk and the iron.
③Do not spray or wet silk while ironing, you may get water-stains.
Never store your scarf in a damp place
As you know, silk is a natural fiber much like wool. That means it is prone to deterioration. Please don’t use mothballs to save your silk scarves because they will smell terrible afterward. Instead, keep them in airtight containers or boxes that are clean and dry. Also, you can try using natural lavender sachets that repel moths, if you have them. You may also hang your silk scarves, but make sure the area where you will hang them is clean, dry, and airy. In general, the silk scarves you buy from a lot of fashion labels today are actually more resilient. They are also tougher, thanks to better manufacturing technology.
Silk is rather vulnerable and valuable. Please cherish it.
Post time: Nov-18-2022