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How to clean and maintain your scarf

You've invested in your own Beyond Scarf accessory and want it to last. Keep your scarf in top shape by following the below care instructions. The easiest way to clean and maintain your scarf is to have it dry cleaned! Of course, you should always ask your drycleaner if they are aware how to clean the specific material you are bringing in. If dry cleaning is not for you, follow the directions below based on the fabric of your accessory.

Silk Scarves

1. It is recommended to hand wash your silk scarf with a mild, non-alkaline liquid soap in lukewarm water for most effective results.

2. Let the scarf soak for 5 - 7 minutes, but not longer.

3. You can rub the scarf gently during this time, in particular, the area where there is a stain (if required)

4. Rinse the scarf in cool, fresh water. Here you can add a few tbsp of distilled white vinegar. This will neutralize alkali traces and remove any soap residue, helping to keep your silk shiny

5. Once finished rinsing, remove excess water by squeezing the material. Do not wring or twist the silk as this will add wrinkles and can even damage the fibres. Many people have found rolling the silk in a towel to remove the excess water useful.

6. Lay the scarf flat to dry. Best to let it dry between two clean towels.

7. If needed, iron the silk on a low setting while the scarf is still slightly damp. This will smooth the material and add shine to it. Do not iron the hand-rolled edge of the silk scarf because this can flatten the edge. A hand-rolled edge on silk scarf adds beauty and luxury to the scarf itself.

Cashmere Scarves

1. Do not wear your scarf next to rough clothing or metal necklaces as the rubbing will cause it to pill. Should your cashmere scarf get pills, simply pick them off. Do not rub or brush them off.

2. Hand wash your cashmere scarf using lukewarm water with a mild soap or shampoo.

3. Allow the scarf to soak for up to 5 minutes.

4. Squeeze the scarf gently to work the soap through the material. However, do not wring, twist, or rub the soap into the scarf as this will weaken the fibres.

5. Rinse the scarf with cool, clean water, removing the soap. This will take roughly 5 minutes and the water will run clear.

6. Roll the scarf loosely in a soft towel to absorb the excess water.

7. Lay flat to dry on a towel, away from sunlight and direct heat. Reshape the scarf carefully, but do not pull or twist it, as this may damage the fabric, destroying its original shape.

Wool Scarves

1. Do not wear your scarf next to rough clothing or metal necklaces as the rubbing will cause it to pill. Should your wool scarf get pills, simply pick them off. Do not rub or brush them off.

2. Hand wash your wool scarf in cool water, using a mild soap

3. Gently swish your scarf in the soapy water so it saturates and seeps into the fibres of the yarn.

4. Let your scarf soak for 20 minutes or so

5. Remove your scarf from the cool water and rinse in cool, clean water until the water runs clear

6. Squeeze out the excess water. From there, gently wrap it in a clean towel and squeeze it until the scarf is still wet, but not dripping. Do not wring or twist our wool scarf as this will stretch the yarn out of shape and your scarf will become lopsided.

7. Lay the scarf on a flat surface and reshape.

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