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SCARFS CARE GUIDE

Care Guide scarfs

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

Too much wash will eventually wear out the fibres, but the reality is that it is sometimes necessary. 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.

 

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

Pilling 
The characteristic uneven structure that originates from the handmade processes makes each piece unique. No scarf is the same. The linen fibre 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 fibres. 

Note
A scarf made of natural fibres will naturally get softer as soon you'll start wearing it. Your body temperature will help soften the fibres.

CASHMERE

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

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

Pilling 
Even the best quality cashmere will produce pilling. Do not use electrical appliances or shave the Cashmere since you risk cutting threats or fibres, 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
Since Cashmere is a natural material, it can attract vermin like moths and woolly bears. Avoid using hangers for your cashmere items, as they will change their shape, especially heavier items. Fold or roll the product and put it in a drawer or closet. If long-term storage is needed, I recommend that you pack the item in airtight bags. An old piece of advice is to use dried lavender in your drawers or closets against vermin, and it smells lovely!

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