Ask the Laundress
I'm a vintage collector and have A LOT of head scarves of various different fabrics. Most of these are rayon, silk, nylon and polyester or a combination of the materials. I'm wondering if it's possible to hand wash them all together using Delicate Wash, or whether I need to treat some of them differently. I'm also not sure what to do with a couple or Chiffon scarves that I have.
Thank you for reaching out. Luckily, scarves are easy to care for. You can hand wash your scarves in Delicate Wash which is safe for a multitude of fabrics including silk, rayon, nylon, ramie and acetate. When washing, make sure to wash by color groups in case any color release occurs. If the water discolors because of dirt or color release, you will need to refresh the bath and/or wash the scarves one after the other as needed.
As chiffon is typically made of silk, nylon or rayon, washing with the Delicate Wash would be appropriate. Below I’ve included links to our Can I Be Washed? chart which details how to care for different fabric types as well as our recipe for washing Silks and Delicates.
Shop the laundress
Delicate Wash 16 fl. oz.
Stain Solution 16 fl. oz.
Delicate Spray 4 fl. oz.