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Caring for silk scarves

Why silk?

Silk is a soft, luxurious fabric that is both versatile & durable. Fashioned from natural proteins, silk is strong, and possesses some of the most coveted traits of today’s modern fabrics. It not only is breathable, but also preserves your body heat in the cold. It is a truly timeless textile, lending itself perfectly to showcasing the art beautifully.

How do I care for my Silk Scarf?

The Chartzie silk scarf can either be hand washed with "neutral soaps" or dry cleaned. If you find that some of the luster is lost when you hand wash, follow the steps below to restore the luster.

To restore the luster after washing you will need:

Clean sink, tub, or wash bin
Distilled white vinegar
Warm water
Two thick, clean towels
Padded hanger or drying rack

Steps to Restore the Shine:

In the wash bin, mix ¼ cup vinegar for each gallon of warm water. Stir to mix. Submerge the silk in the water. Swish the garment around until thoroughly soaked. Remove from vinegar water and rinse well with clean water multiple times to ensure all of the vinegar, and the smell, is gone. Spread a thick towel on a flat surface. Lay the silk fabric over the towel. Top with the second towel. Press or roll gently to remove excess water. Remove the garment from between the towels. Hang or spread over a drying rack until dry.

If desired, iron silk inside and out on cool or “silk” setting when it’s still damp.