How to take care of your silk scarf:
We craft our scarves from different types of silk:
- Gauze silk ponge #5: the finer type of silk we use for our creations, maximum quality, transparent and sensual with sinuous movements. Allowing a look through print so the design and colors can be appreciated from both sides of the scarf with the same brightness & contrast. Very light, vaporous and silky texture. Perfect for wearing it on a vaporous and vibrant way or very tight to your body. Designed for scarves of every day use, giving a special color touch to your looks.- Habotai Silk: higher density silk tissue which gives it a more solid drape sensation texture. Is less vaporous and has more presence to the touch. Sober and elegant. The stamped face is more intese than the opposite face. Silky texture, dreapeability that fit your body. Perfect for using on special events and colder weathers.
- "Crêpe de Chine" Silk: the most heavier silk of them all, with a rough touch, "peach skin" like, very characteristic. Elegant, solid and sober, perfect for a wedding and special events.
In all three cases, the instructions given here are equally valid. We simply must take into account that some silks require a more careful handling than others due to the material properties that provide unique features to each type of tissue.
Cleaning and washing silk is surprisingly easy if certain precautions are observed. Optimal silk care will ensure longer and lustrous life to the garment. Cleaning and washing silk fabric, in case of our scarves and ties, is definitely simple and convenient.
Washing: hand washing is advice, silk is a natural protein fiber so do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners - use only PH neutral detergents. Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided.
Drying: do not wring or twist, roll in towel to extract water. Avoid drying silk in direct sunlight. Either hang the silk scarf to dry, it will hold its shape or put the silk scarf between two white towels and let it dry horizontally by itself. Wet silk may yellow in direct sunlight or on a radiator. We do not recommend drying silk in a clothes dryer since it can damage the scarf.
Ironing: always iron the scarf when wet/humid using medium settings or cool iron setting ("Silk" setting on the iron or 2 points - 100ºC to 150ºC). Too much heat can dull or burn silk fabric, do not iron for a long period of time. If the scarf is dry, vaporize it with water before ironing. Do not wet locally as this may cause rings. Most wrinkles in silk can be removed by hanging the scarf in the bathroom during a shower. Let the humidity do the ironing for you!
Storage: keep the scarf rolled instead of folded so the fibers do not suffer for a long period of time. If the scarf should be kept for a long period of time, avoid direct light and insects, avoiding, as well, plastic bags, so the fibers can breath.
Design & Production department
Daba Disseny Barcelona