How to Care for Your Silk and Wool

 

 

Scarves

 

Washing is only recommended if absolutely necessary.  Wool is naturally dirt repelling and any stains should be allowed to dry before being gently brushed off the surface.  Stained silk can be spot cleaned (gently press out the stain with a damp sponge). Airing out in a steamy bathroom should be enough to refresh a scarf.

 

Should a scarf need a full clean, it can be washed gently by hand in cool water with a silk and wool washing liquid.  It's important not to use standard detergents as these contain chemicals that damage the natural fibres.  Please do not use a washing machine as these agitate the fibres, which is damaging and over time will degrade the scarf.  

 

 

Washing Instructions:

- Use a large container with cool water.  

- Add the silk and wool washing liquid, followed by the scarf.

- Allow the scarf to absorb the water and gently squeeze it through.  Do not rub as the fibres are at their most delicate when wet.

- Leave to soak for 15 minutes or until any stains are lifted off.  

- Rinse in cold water.  Do not wring the scarf - gently squeeze out the water.  

- Remove excess water by gently rolling the scarf in a towel, and then lay the scarf flat to dry.  Avoid direct sunlight and heat.

- Once dry, steam iron on a low silk setting.

 

To store, fold in acid-free tissue paper and keep in a sealed bag or box. Before wearing again, hang in a humid room to drop out any creases.

 

Rugs

 

Rugs have been protected with an anti-moth treatment.  To prevent any future damage from moths please use an anti-moth treatment spray suitable for handwoven rugs every year, or according to product instructions.  

 

To store, please roll the rug on a tube (such as a cardboard tube for rolls of fabric) with a layer of bubble-wrap between the rolls. Then keep in a sealed storage bag in a damp-free environment.