Care Instructions

Silk Scarves

Ironing:

Iron your new silk scarf on medium-high heat. Using steam is OK, but if you are worried that your iron might leak dirty water, please cover the scarf with a press-cloth.

Cleaning:

It is definitely safest to dry-clean your scarf, but in a pinch, it may successfully be hand-washed in cold water with gentle soap. It will be softer after washing because water removes the “sizing” used to keep the ink from spreading during printing. It may also lose a little bit of color or shine. You may see some color in the water but it will not soak back onto the scarf. Hand wash the scarf by itself, in cold water. Then hang it up to dry for a day, and iron.


Additional information: 
I have tested hand-washing and even machine washing just to determine the boundaries of what my scarves can take. Hand washing works very well. Machine washing also works, but out of caution I do not recommend it unless you have no other choice.

After two successive machine-washings with unscented laundry soap in warm water, the scarves came through amazingly well. They did not lose color. Their texture became softer because some of the sizing used to keep the ink from spreading washed out. This does not disrupt the ink once it has set. The brand-labels detached because of the agitation of machine washing, since they are purposely sewn loosely for easy removal. 

Scarves with Tassels

Iron your new silk scarf on medium-high heat. Using steam is OK, but if you are worried that your iron might leak dirty water, please cover the scarf with a press-cloth.


Cleaning:

Because of the delicate tassels, we only recommend dry-cleaning.

Synthetic Silk (Polyester Satin) Ties

Ironing:

Iron your new tie with a low heat setting. Do not use high heat. Use of a press-cloth is recommended to protect the tie from water stains from the iron.

Cleaning:

Dry clean only!

Silk Modal Blend Fringed Scarves

Ironing:

Iron your new silk/modal scarf on medium-high heat. Using steam is OK, but if you are worried that your iron might leak dirty water, please cover the scarf with a press-cloth. Use care when ironing the fringed edges. They are hand-fringed and somewhat delicate.

Cleaning

Dry clean only. The fringed edges are delicate and should be cleaned professionally.

Synthetic Silk (Polyester Satin) Scarves

Ironing:

Iron with a low heat setting. Do not use high heat. Use of a press-cloth is recommended to protect the scarf from water stains from the iron.

Cleaning

It is definitely safest to dry-clean your scarf, but in a pinch, it may successfully be hand-washed in cold water with gentle soap. You may see some color in the water but it will not soak back onto the scarf in the wrong places. Hand wash the scarf by itself, in cold water. Then hang it up to dry for a day, and iron on low (cool) setting.