Dry cleaning is often the easiest cleaning method to clean a pure silk scarf, as it requires fewer instructions than (hand) washing. On top of this, dry cleaning also puts the responsibility of cleaning the item with a professional. This lowers the chance of the consumer accidentally mishandling the fabric. it is also convenient for the seller as it also makes it less likely that the customer will return the damaged item.
It is generally not advised to wash silk in the machine. Machine washing can be too rough on silk, with the intense turning of the machine drum. If your washing machine has a delicate cycle, then that could be used to counter this. Silk should only be washed with gentle soaps, preferably special silk detergent.
How to Hand Wash Silk Scarf?
Silk scarves are easy to hand wash at home, thanks to their simple shape and the absence of buttons and zippers.
Before washing your silk, it is always wise to first check the care instructions that came with your silk item.