Whether you’re still planning to buy that silk scarf or silk tie, or you already have one, this page will answer the questions you may have about these wearables.


How to wash a silk tie?


Silk can be hand washed with cool water, but you shouldn’t expose it to water for a prolonged time. Less than five minutes would be ideal to avoid water staining. Use mild soap or a silk detergent if available.


How to clean a silk tie with a grease stain


Depending on the material, you can take the tie to the dry cleaners or take the matter into your own hands. For the latter, spot-clean the silk tie by using a combination of water and club soda. 


Gently dab the mixture onto the stain using a cotton ball. If there’s a lingering stain, try pouring talcum powder on it and let it sit for 12 to 24 hours. By that time, the stain should be gone after dusting off the powder.


How to wear a silk scarf?


There are many ways to wear a silk scarf. The classic and easiest one is to tie it in bandit style. Just create a wide triangle with the scarf and place it around the neck.


How to tie a silk scarf in a chic way? Tie it in a bow. Fold the scarf into a triangle and then roll it up to create a long stretch of fabric. Wrap this around the neck and tie in a bow.


How to wash a silk scarf?


Hand painted silk scarves should be hand washed in cold water with a mild soap (shampoo, woolite). Squeeze the water out, and let it air dry inside the house.


Never soak the scarf in water for an extended period of time. Use a medium to hot steam iron to smooth out the creases, preferably when the scarf is damp. You can also remove creases from a dry scarf with a steam iron.


Always iron on the wrong side of the scarf. Once ironed, it rarely ever needs any more pressing. Letting it hang in the closet allows the wrinkles to disappear.


Silk scarves and ponchos travel very easily, they don’t wrinkle and they are a perfect accessory for a quick change from office wear to dinner party.


Bonus: Choosing a Scarf the Right Way


A scarf is worn close to the face, which is why it must be related to the person’s skin tone, hair color, eye color, and highlights.


It’s also worth considering the neutral colors you have in your wardrobe while choosing a scarf. Because, essentially, a scarf gives a new look to an existing outfit.


At Poshaq Silks, Joyita gives utmost importance to colors, whether she’s painting or suggesting scarves to customers. She believes that color theory is essential to a person’s well-being and good positive mindset as colors can be uplifting and mood-altering.


Customers have often mentioned how happy they feel when they walk into Joyita’s stall in the art shows, because they are enveloped in color. Color should enhance a person’s look, and not necessarily be so muted that it completely blends into your skin tone.