Care Guide Scarfs

Keep your beautiful pieces in the best condition possible, by providing it with the proper care. 

In general, you should avoid washing your scarf too often. Both your scarf and the environment will benefit from this. 

Below is few steps on how to care for your scarfs with wash and alternatives to washing.

 

CASHMERE

How to wash your Cashmere 
Wash in cold or lukewarm water, separately from other items, with gentle, PH neutral soap. After wash, Dry flat on a towel.

How to care without washing
Avoid washing your cashmere product too often. Cashmere is self-cleaning, and smells disappear quickly from the material. Try airing it outside or on a hanger in the bathroom, while showering and let the steam clean it.

Pilling 
Even the best quality cashmere will produce pilling. Do not use electrical appliances or shave the cashmere, since you risk cutting threats or fibers, creating more pilling or even holes. Instead, use a cashmere comb, which gently removes pilling. Place your cashmere product on a flat surface and ”comb” it, in the needed areas. As an alternative, you can remove it with your fingers.

Storage
Avoid using hangers for your cashmere items, as will change their shape, especially items which are heavier. Fold or roll the product and put it in a drawer or closet. Since cashmere is a natural material it can attract vermin such as moths and woolly bears.  If long time storage is needed, I recommend that you pack the item in airtight bags. An old advice is to use dried lavender in your drawers or closets against vermin, and it smells lovely!

 

 

LINEN / SILK

How to wash your linen/silk scarf 
Wash in cold or lukewarm water, separately from other items, with gentle, PH-neutral soap. After wash, dry flat on a towel or dry hanging in the fresh air.

The linen fiber will make your scarf wrinkle after wash, but you can iron on low heat, minding the silk fiber. 

Pilling 
The characteristic uneven structure that origins from the handmade processes are what makes each piece unique. No scarf is the same. The linen fiber is machine-spun, but the Eri Silk is handspun, which leaves the yarn with natural bumps.


Never pull the yarn bump, as it will leave visible marks on the weave. Instead, gently cut off the unwanted bulge with a small scissor.

 

The scarf will naturally get softer, when you start using it. Your body temperature will soften the fibers.