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Old 11-07-2010, 07:58 PM
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I've never worn/had a scarf before but my mom brought me a few back from Europe and I'm wanting to wash them before using them.
Can I put them in the washing machine? One of them is 45% silk and has a design on it as well- so I'm guessing I definitely better take that one to the cleaners. Do I need to take the other's to the cleaner's also? None of them say on them- how to be cleaned.

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Old 11-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Location: Retirementland
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Well, that depends on the scarf...
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:35 PM
Location: San Francisco
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Some scarves can be gently hand-washed in a cold water detergent and air-dried, but it depends on the color fastness of the dye. It's safest to have them dry-cleaned. Never put a scarf in the washer unless it comes with a tag that says this is OK. If you hand-wash a scarf, never wring it. Put the wet scarf in a large bath towel and roll it up to remove the excess moisture, then hang to dry.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Location: South Carolina
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also wash the scarf by hand with a mild soap such as dreft or ivory snow something you would wash your babys clothes in . and yes lay up in a bath towel and hang to dry .
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:19 PM
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If the scarf is the right size, you can "paste" it on a mirror or other flat, clean surface to dry, comes off wrinkle-free!
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:50 AM
Location: France
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Default Washing Silk scarves

The lazy way to clean silk scarves : (Sorry to call this a lazy way to clean a silk scarf). But it is the most convenient way and everyone can do it. Because silk is a special fabric and need a special care, sending to dry cleaners is an easy and safe way to clean your silk scarves, especially for the big brand name, such as Hermes.

General method to clean silk scarves: Silk is so delicate but you can still clean your silk scarves at home. This cleaning method works for all silk products including silk scarves and clothing. First, prepare the cleaning solution. You could find the silk detergent in the stores and add it into the clean water with a certain ratio as instruction. Soak your silk scarves into that solution for 5 – 10 minutes and then softly stir the silk scarves with your hands. If a serious dirt on the scarf, massage gently with your finger pulp. Rinse completely with clean water for several times until no any detergent attached. Put wet silk scarves on a clean towel and roll up the towel. Gently press the towel and make the scarf dry. Hang silk scarves with hangers and dry scarves in the shaded place.

Good luck !
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:19 PM
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Best take to the cleaners, after all, people are very professional .
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:44 AM
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Ya I agree first wash should be at the drycleaners only...
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