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Secrets To Cleaning Silk Scarves

How To Clean Silk Scarves

    Your silk scarves and shawls should be dry cleaned! Washing can fade out, run and any number of things.
    If you're not sure of the outcome by washing the silk yourself (which you should be)...
    WE RECOMMEND dry cleaning!

    Again, because of the delicate nature of silk we cannot guarantee the outcome of any of the below cleaning
    methods. Proceed at your own risk!

    Also, be aware that after washing, your silk scarves or silk shawls will probably shrink some because of the
    way the fabric is woven.

    If you want to wash it yourself, it's very important before washing to try it on a really small, non-noticeable part
    (preferably the back) to make sure its safe.

    Washing a silk scarf can prove to be a challenge because the material is soft and delicate making it much more
    prone to damage. Fortunately, there are plenty of hidden tricks to its cleaning and maintenance so much easier.

    There are plenty of household items which can be used for cleaning. The process of washing silk shawls
    is no different. When washing, put a small amount of ordinary table salt into the water to prevent the colors from
    bleeding. The chemical components of the salt act as a barrier for the dye to prevent it from fading or running.
    By doing this simple step, the garment is protected even more.

    Another home remedy that can be used is white vinegar. Adding a small amount of white vinegar during the
    final rinsing will help brighten the fabric. Regular bleach should not be used because it is too harsh. The fibers
    will only weaken and the colors are likely to fade because of the chemicals. Thus, the use of white vinegar is
    a great alternative.

    One of the problems that can be encountered is when the color bleeds into other parts. In these cases where
    the white portions are stained in this manner, you can try stretching out the fabric and pouring boiling water
    directly on the area. This will help relieve the problem when the color runs. However, this should method should
    not be tried where the color overlaps with other colors.

    Washing a silk scarf requires some technique. It is not advisable to rub the material because this will cause
    worn spots to form. Instead, wash the garment in a solution of lukewarm water and a soap like Woolite.

    For particularly stained areas, drop a small amount of detergent on it and allow it to seep through before the
    first wash. You can then rinse the garment in cold water to remove the suds. Unlike other garments, do not
    soak the item in for a long period of time. This can only end up damaging the material.

    Silk scarves are very beautiful. They're unique in there luxury and chic sophistication. Spring scarfs made
    from this material are the ideal additions to any wardrobe and will last for many, many years.
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