Caring for your Silk Twilly
Never wash silk with chlorine-based bleach, which can damage the natural fibers. If you need to whiten a silk scarf, use an oxygen-based bleach.
Before submerging your scarf, test it for colorfastness. Dab the scarf with a wet white cloth to see if any color comes off.
If you must wash the silk scarf in a washing machine, put it in a mesh bag and wash on a delicate cycle. Do not machine-dry, as the heat will ruin the fabric.
Adjust the ironing to silk then slightly damp when pressed. Use a warm-never hot-iron and press the scarf on the wrong side using a piece of clean white cloth between the silk and the iron.
Storing Silk Scarves
Always store a silk scarf in a dry place. Be sure the twilly is completely clean before storage. Use lavender-filled sachets to repel clothes-eating insects that can attack the natural fiber silk. Use non-acid tissue paper to soften the folds of a scarf and prevent severe creases which can break fibers.