Silk care recommendations
We selected silk, the queen of natural fibers, as our star material because of its long life-span and its sustainability benefits. Silk is naturally biodegradable and will simply compost away, without releasing inorganic matter into ecosystems. Silk also doesn't release microfibers into the environment while it's being washed, the way synthetic materials do. Silk fabric is a noble material, from the obtaining of the thread to the weaving.
How to “pamper” a silk carré
There is a belief that washing a silk scarf is delicate, however, if you do it correctly and with care, silk is a very resistant and long-lasting material.
In order to help you on the maintenance of your silk piece, we want to share with you some recommendations:
The silk scarf tends to get dirty as a result of possible stains, such as make-up or daily use of it.
To guarantee a good washing, we can do it by hand or by machine. In both cases, we will use cold or warm water.
Use the wool program of your washing machine. It is important to add a little fabric softener so that the silk scarf gets soft and has the same touch as before washing it.
We cannot make excessive use of fabric softener since we could damage the silk scarf to the point of breaking it.
First of all, if you have a localized stain on your silk scarf, such as a lipstick stain, don’t worry. To remove it, just apply a few drops of soap to the area and rub with your fingertips in circles to avoid deforming the silk fibers.
The rest of the silk scarf, which will be immersed in the bucket with warm water, we should only wash it with the rest of the soap to appreciate again the initial soft touch of the silk scarf. Definitely, do not leave it to soak.
It can be done in two ways, either we put it in the dryer or let it air dry.
Use the cold air program of your drying machine. Keep in mind that silk will dry in about 5 – 10 minutes.
Open air dry:
To air dry silk, we recommend hanging it from the bar of the bathtub or shower; half for each side for about 5 – 10 minutes.
Never hang the silk scarf with a clothes peg, because the fibers would deform irreversibly; Do not hang it outside to dry directly under sunlight, as it can burn all the colors.
Don´t be afraid to iron silk, just do it at maximum temperature and with steam.
In case a wrinkle persists, you will have to moisten the scarf with a sprayer.
We hope these tips will help you keep your silk scarf with the same quality as the first day.