Silk scarves are the new power symbol for women that add fillip of color and distinction in a personality. The allure of versatile silken scarves has spiraled its way into today's fashion industry. These opulent ensembles give you a prestigious and polished look, whether it's a sketch of a Maison or whimsical display of patterns. Such sophistication requires utmost care because silk is not just a piece of fabric; it's a life-long investment. In this blog, we will discuss the full 360 degrees approach to improving the longevity of your silk.
ENTRUSTING THE EXPERT
Your silk scarf must have cost you a fortune, so it's only fair that you treasure this delicate garment by spending some time and money to dry-clean it. There's no one better to take out those grubby stains than the washing gurus themselves. It will extend the life of your silk scarf and help retain the subtle luster and delicate hand feel.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND DIVE INTO THE GODLINESS
What if you don't have time to rush to the dry cleaners and have to wear your precious silk scarf tonight? If you ever find yourself in such a jam, here is how you can wash your silk scarf without damaging its delicate fiber.
Silk requires gentle washing; hence you have to wash it by hand.
Get the temperature right; although warm water takes out the dirt particles easily, you have to be careful. Take caution in your hands and only use room temperature water.
When it comes to silk, less is always more. Switch up your regular detergent with mild gentle liquid soap. To err on the side of caution, use only a tiny dribble.
Be extremely gentle, and manipulate the fabric with light and slow motions with your hands. You can take as much time as you want to massage away those tough stains.
Using excessive soap and inadequate rinsing can cause your silk to lose its beautiful silk hand feel, so rinse it thrice maximun to be on the safer side.
To see your luxury accessory soaking wet can be heart-wrenching. But no matter what, do NOT squeeze, twist, or wring out the water as it will damage the shape and fabric, permanently. To prolong its life, lay down your silk piece on a bath towel, fold it over, and press it down to get the water out.
Dry your silk flat indoor and avoid direct sunshine.
Silk is more robust than it looks, but it can get burnt quickly, so heat up your iron to medium and iron the scarf on the reverse. If you have the steam iron, that will work best.
If properly maintained, a silk scarf can last a long time and can easily be passed on as a family heirloom from generation to generation. So, start-up a tradition today by taking good care of yours!