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TIE AND SCARF – silk and polyester

A tie or scarf is not designed to be cleaned as they are extremely delicate, however in the instance they need cleaning below are a few tips.  The below are only tips and not guaranteed to work.  Keep in mind any chemicals you put on your tie/scarf may discolour it, even dry cleaning.

  • If you get a stain on your tie or scarf remove it immediately as the longer the stain remains on the tie the more difficult it will be to remove it.  Try removing the stain by using a paper towel to dab a very small amount of stain remover into the stain.  Never use water on your tie.
  • For anything greasy such as butter or oil sprinkle a little talcum powder on the stain as soon as possible and allow the powder to absorb the stain.  After a few hours brush off the powder and repeat if necessary.
  • If the stain is stubborn and doesn’t come out by applying the above method take it to a dry cleaner and advise if it is 100% silk.  A dry cleaner will never guarantee they can remove the stain.  Whilst dry cleaning is not recommended if you can’t remove the stain it’s worth a try.
  • When caring for your tie don’t leave it tied in a knot.  Remove the knot and hang it over a tie rack.  If you don’t have a tie rack use a coat hanger in your wardrobe and drape it over the hanger.
  • When travelling fold your tie and scarf gently into four and slip it in the pocket of your jacket or your suitcase.
  • When you have a shower hang the tie in the bathroom and allow the steam to remove the fold marks that may have formed during your travel.
  • Polyester scarves can be hand washed in cold water
  • Do not iron scarves

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