Silk Care Directions

Washing:  Our silk scarves, wraps, clothing and scrunchies can be gently hand washed in cool water with mild soap such as liquid hand soap, dish soap or shampoo.  Rinse, then roll in a towel and gently squeeze.  Lay flat or hang to dry.  Scarves, wraps, clothing, and scrunchies can be fluffed in a dryer on low heat, by themselves or with a light dry towel, removed promptly and hung up. It doesn't take long.  Check to see that item is not getting twisted or tangled up.

Machine washing is not recommended, although it can be done in a front loader, or if you put items in a mesh bag on a short, gentle cycle and cool water.  The agitation may cause premature wear.  Do not soak silk in hot water, as color may fade some.  Blue is the most colorfast color.  Do not wring, as it can cause wrinkles and pull at the seams.

Cleaning Silk Ties:  Ties should be dry cleaned in order to keep their shape the best.  The dyes are colorfast, but it can be a challenge to get the tie flat and nice looking if you wash it in water.  Ties are best ironed very lightly with steam on the back. Ironing on the front with even the weight of the iron may cause a shiny line where the seams are.  To iron on the front, cover with a light cloth.  Test on the neck section of the tie that people won't see.

Ironing:  Iron silk on the back side when damp or use the lowest steam setting, then iron lightly on the front, if desired. Spray persistent wrinkles with water first.

Infinity scarves: Drape the scarf over an ironing board, and iron down the middle all the way around lengthwise, without creasing the edges.  Then rotate the scarf side to side, and do the same for the areas that did not get ironed the first time around.

Scarves with fringe:  Fringe may be dipped in hair conditioner and water solution, then laid flat on a smooth surface, combed out straight and left that way until dry.

Cut velvet scarves, which we used to sell at fairs, can be ironed on the back side to bring out the sheen of the nap.