Monday, October 4, 2010

Care For All Your Scarves Gently

Check the tag for manufacturer's recommendations on cleaning before you purchase them.  Clean your scarves before they become overly soiled.  Quick cleaning often prevents stains from setting.

What to do when the scarves do not have a tag?

Here are some tips:

1.  Wool keeps it's new look longer when it is dry-cleaned, however a cool wash is ok for most wools.

2.  Pure silk can be dry-cleaned or washed gently in cool water.

3.  Acrylic, polyester, rayon and blends usually do well with careful washing.

If you are in doubt about how a fabric will wash, either opt for dry-cleaning or test a corner by dipping it in water and allowing to dry before you wash it.

1.  Always wash separately
2. Use cool water and gentle liquid detergent
3.  Avoid squeezing and wringing unnecessarily
4.  Rinse very thoroughly
5.  Remove excess water by rolling flat in a towel
6.  Drip-dry UNFOLDED
7.  Iron at low setting
8.  Roll scarves to prevent creasing

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