Silk is superior to other fabrics for ties and scarves, and here's why. Silk is a natural protein fiber and it is strong, yet flexible - making it the perfect fabric for ties and scarves! It is considered tasteful, elegant, smooth and sometimes seductive.
Silk is perfect in any weather. Because of the structure of silk, it's great to wear when it is cold outside, or warm. Silk is naturally made by the silk worm and is one consistent strong, long fiber to be woven into fabric, thus it does not pith or pill. Like hair, silk is a protein that develops into long triangular tubes. When hit with light from multiple directions it gives off a shiny effect.
Silk is tasteful. Sure it costs a bit more than cotton and other fabrics, but its life is much longer. Pineda Covalin uses 100% premium silk that holds a tie knot well.
Another benefit of silk is its forgiving nature. It is easy to tie and easy to pack, with minimal wrinkling. Be sure to hang out for regular storage - gravity will only help the silk hang out, as opposed to other fabric.
We recommend the use of Scotchgard for protecting your silk products.
To remove a spot from silk, experts recommend:
- Dabbing with rubbing alcohol and then immediately drying with a blow dryer.
- For oily stains, try pouring on a little cornstarch or talcum powder, overnight. This may need to be repeated, depending upon the oil and the amount of the spill.
- For overall cleaning, it is best to take it to a professional dry cleaner.
Silk is superior to other fabrics and that is why we choose to use it for our ties and scarves. While our products, that can be found at our online boutique, are manufactured in Mexico, Pineda Covalin purchases top quality silk from South Korea. Our chief concern is our quality and we stand by it.