As winters are around the corner, now is the perfect time to get yourself a shawl to keep you cozy. We all know shawls are long, loose, and typically rectangular pieces of cloth worn around the body and are a necessary article of clothing for winter.
Ladies love wearing shawls. It keeps them warm during the cold months and makes them appear incredibly elegant, as they can go with any outfit.
If you want to learn more about shawls and their organizing, cleaning, and maintenance tips, continue reading this article.
• Acrylic Wool Shawls
Acrylic fibers are non-fading, flexible, gentle to the touch, and quick to dry. It's best to hand wash an acrylic shawl, as machine washing can harm delicate fibers. Shawls made of acrylic wool should be washed gently by the hand and dried flat to avoid stretching because they are fragile.
Fill the sink with lukewarm water and add a few drops of mild detergent. Mix it with your hand and then gently soak your shawl in it. Avoid twisting it, as this could cause the fabric to rip. Now take it out of the sink and rinse it with Lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Lay it out to dry on a clean flat surface.
• Pashmina Wool Shawls
Pashmina is irreplaceable in every sense; it is comfortable, lightweight as a feather, and wonderfully stylish. It isn't much hard to maintain your cashmere wrap luxuriously and in excellent shape, but it takes a bit of time and effort to protect and care for it.
You can wash it with both hands and a machine.
In hand-wash, soak it in the water with mild detergent for 15 minutes and then rinse it thoroughly until the water is clear. Take a zip lock bag, put the shawl in it and vigorously shake it for some minutes. Avoid twisting it. Now to dry, lay it out on a dry towel and let it sit to absorb all the water.
You can easily wash the pashmina shawl in a washing machine on a mild setting in cold water having detergent. Use the quick spin cycle on the machine. You can also use warm water to wash it. Avoid wringing or twisting the shawls. For drying, follow the same method as in hand-wash.
• Blended Wool Shawls
Wool is a fragile material that might be difficult to launder. Although the material is incredibly robust and long-lasting, it can quickly be damaged if an inappropriate product or cleaning method is applied.
The most secure method for cleaning wool shawls is by hand. When washing, always use lukewarm water because it can shrink in hot water. Use a washing detergent specifically made for wool whenever possible. If your washing machine has cycles and you want to machine wash your blended woolen shawl, wash it with care.
How to Organize and Store Shawl?
Shawls might be hard to keep organized, but once you know how it's simple. There are numerous ways to store shawls. Here are a few ideas for organizing your shawls.
- Pant Hanger:It will help to lay all your shawls neatly.
- Shower Curtain Rings: Store all your favorite shawls on shower curtain rings.
- Drawer: You can fold them in a roll and place them in a container or drawer standing on the end.
- Hooks:Put some hooks on the wall or door to store shawls.
- Towel rods: Install these in your closet to keep your shawls organized.
How to Match A Shawl?
What makes the shawl best is that it can go well with both eastern and western wear. The key is to carry it with confidence. Shawls come in styles and designs appropriate for various occasions, from casual to fancy.
You can wear your shawl in a variety of ways. You can dress traditionally in it if it's too cold. You may also belt it out. Moreover, use any shawl in your wardrobe to create a DIY bolero jacket. You can also convert your shawl into a poncho. It all depends on how you want to carry your shawl.