Mulberry silk is a natural material known for its visual lustre and luxurious feel. Scarves made of silk are incredibly delicate; they require proper care and storage to preserve their condition. We are here to share the appropriate steps that should be taken to ensure the longevity of your silk scarves.
Let’s first ask: What is mulberry silk?
Mulberry silk is harvested from silkworms who feed on mulberry leaves. The silkworm spins silk cocoons and the silk filaments are unwinded and combined to form threads of raw silk. The silk threads are then woven together into a fabric.
Mulberry silk is 100% natural, odourless, and hypoallergenic.
How to clean your NR silk scarves:
The fibres and colours of the silk need to be properly treated and cleaned to avoid damage. Therefore, we recommend dry cleaning your silk scarves and avoiding using home remedies.
Storage and handling tips:
To store silk scarves, gently fold them and place them in a drawer that is clean and dry. Do not hang or clip your scarves as this will cause wrinkles and creases.
Avoid spraying perfume on your neck or directly on the scarves. Alcohol-based products are not silk-friendly and will damage the fibres in your scarves.
Avoid direct sun exposure as this will cause the colours in your scarves to fade.
Ironing your NR silk scarves:
We recommend keeping the ironing of your scarves to a minimum. If you do have to iron them, you will need a gentle hand when handling your silk scarves.
If you’re using a traditional iron, place the iron on a silk setting and mist the scarf with water. The moisture will help prevent any damage. Place the scarf between 2 pieces of un-dyed fabric to avoid direct heat on the scarf. As our scarves have hand-rolled edges, iron along the hem and avoid pressing down on the edges.
Alternatively, you may opt for a steamer to smooth out any wrinkles. Leave your scarves to completely dry and cool before wearing or storing.
We recommend only ironing or steaming the back side (non-shiny) of the scarf. This will maintain the lustre of the scarf and help to avoid scorching.