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Material: 100% cotton (Asmara)
Color: gray with white, black, orange, purple
This hand-woven scarf is made with the Ethiopian weaving technique “Tibeb” and receives its beautiful and rich texture through the combination of hand-spun cotton and light Asmara cotton.
WOMENMIND is dedicated to encourage traditional embroidery on cashmere in order to strengthen the position of women in the society. Every WOMENMIND scarf, embroidered entirely by hand, helps to secure dignified jobs and creates economically sustainable opportunities for women in Pakistan.
It is recommended to do not wear a scarf too often, but let it rest now and then. The (cashmere) wool is a natural fiber and keeps its beauty by letting it breathe regularly. Clean you scarf after about 20 times wearing.
Generally, it is recommended to dry clean all embroidered, woven or knitted textiles.
Naturally dyed silk products can be washed in cold water, cotton products and smaller knitted fabrics in lukewarm water (30 ° or less).
Hand washing will always achieve the best washing results. Cashmere is a protein fiber, much like our own hair, and responds well to the same gentle washing process. Wash the naturally dyed scarves separately the first time as they may lose some color.
Use a special (cashmere) wool shampoo or a mild product with a low alkaline content, but little of these.
Soak your textile for about 15 minutes. Press the textile lightly in soapy water. Press gently with your fingertips without wrenching and rubbing.
Remove shampoo and water by squeezing the fabric but avoid wringing or twisting. Rinse gently, hard-flowing water can also stretch sensitive tissue.
Lay the textile on a (bright colored) towel. To rid more excess water out of the fabric, roll it in with a towel and squeeze gently so that the water is absorbed by the towel. Now lay the textile flat in its natural shape. Do not leave near a source of heat or in the sun. The fine fibers are weaker when wet.
Do not iron your wool scarf directly. Iron gently with a damp cloth or steam using the wool-setting of the iron.
Keep your scarf clean, folded or rolled in a breathable cotton bag or a clothes box together with cedar wood balls or lavender sachets.
Moths like body oils, hair and stains and are less attracted to clean textiles. Store your scarf therefore cleaned.
Moths do not like light. Their life cycle is 21 days. Open your storage regularly and shake off your scarves made of natural fibers well. To be on the safe side, you can hang your pieces in the sun. Moth larvae are repelled by light and fall off.
If you see a moth flying around and suspect that it’s been near your natural fiber scarves, it’s not too late to take preventive measures. Place your scarf into a sealed plastic bag and put it in the freezer for at least 1 day. Freezing kills the moths or moth larvae and prevent the fabric from (further) damage. Let your scarf return to room temperature and clean it. Smaller holes can be repaired very well. Do not forget to clean your drawer thoroughly.