Caring for Silks
At Cult Luxury, we only work with the finest quality mulberry silks and the highest quality artisans to craft each scarf. One of our goals is to provide you with all the information you need in order to properly care for your scarf so it will stand the test of time and can be passed from generation to generation. The below tips are some ways to tend to your delicate silk accessory so that it keeps its colour, stays luminous, maintains its luxurious touch, and does not lose its integrity.
- To prevent damage, do not hang silk scarves on hard metal hooks.
- When storing silk scarves, camphor pills (moth balls) should not be used as this can cause the silk to become brittle.
- If and when your silk needs washing, dry cleaning is the best option. However, if this is not possible then you may hand wash silks in cold water.
- To hand wash, prepare a clean sink or small tub with cold water and a small amount of liquid detergent (do not use alkaline detergent). Lightly agitate for 3 to 5 minutes and rinse well. Do not wring, twist, or rub the silk scarf while hand washing.
- To dry, lay the scarf on a dry towel and gently press and roll the towel to squeeze out moisture.
- Don’t put your silk in the washing machine, and never put your silk in the dryer.
- Iron on a clean, flat surface. Always use the lowest temperature setting. Steam is more important than heat.
- Place a handkerchief, towel, or other cloth overtop of your silk scarf and focus on key areas of wrinkling. Do not drag the iron across the fabric. Gently press down on wrinkled areas, then lift the iron and allow the area to briefly cool. Repeat as needed, working area by area.
- Minimizing the length of time the iron is in contact with the fabric (even with the extra layer of cloth) will prevent burning.
*These instructions are intended to help you care for your silk accessory, but as always, handle at your own risk.