Chiffon have rapidly become amongst the most popular fabrics to wear. The fabric is soft, lightweight, and delicate, making it an elegant touch to any outfit.
Chiffon is viewed as a fabric that is highly desirable and it is associated with elegance in the fashion world.
Brief History of Chiffon
Chiffon in French is chiffe which translates to cloth or rag. The first Chiffon was produced in France.
In the past, Chiffon was made purely from silk. In 1938, the first non-silk chiffon which was a nylon version of chiffon was invented. In 1958, the polyester chiffon was created, which became immensely popular. Today, heaps of chiffon are still made from polyester. Although, some manufacturers of this sheer fabric still use silk to produce chiffon, but this is seen as being a luxurious fabric. For this reason, silk-chiffon is more expensive than other variations of chiffon.
Features of Chiffon
Chiffon fabric is an airy, sheer plain weave cloth created out of highly twisted filament yarns.
Chiffon is known to be a delicate fabric. Because of this, it is often not produced by a machine, but by hand. This results in a slow and laborious process for manufactures. When machines are used to produce this fabric, the machines must go at a relatively slow pace in order to avoid causing damage to the fabric. In addition to silk and polyester as a base material for chiffon, chiffon can also be made from cotton and rayon.
Fabric Care Guide
Baju’s Premium Chiffon Hijab is made of 100% Polyester chiffon fabric. It can be hand washed or washed in the washing machine on gentle. We highly recommend that you hand wash chiffon hijabs separately to ensure that it will not be damaged.
Use a mild, gentle detergent.
Wash with cold water. Do not leave in the water longer than 30 minutes because the dye will start to fade.
Do not wring. Chiffon can easily lose shape.
Lay flat. Don’t use clips as they can create marks on the fabric.
Don’t put in direct the sunlight. The fabric can fade so avoid direct sunlight.
How to Remove Stains from your Chiffon Hijabs
To remove stains from your chiffon, you will need the following:
- Baking soda
- Dishwashing soap
- soft-bristled toothbrush
- Large bowl
Mix baking soda and dishwashing liquid soap with water in a large bowl.
With the use of the soft-bristled toothbrush, gently work it into the stain. Do this as gently as possible.
Leave your chiffon to soak in the soapy water for few minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly with water.
After rinsing, squeeze out as much water as you can without wringing the garment.
Reshape your chiffon, and then lay it flat or hang it to dry. You can dry chiffon in the dryer if you are able to turn off the heat and remove it promptly before it wrinkles.
We hope the above methods will help you on taking care of your Chiffon scarves.
If you have different methods of removing stains on your Chiffon scarves or you have different ways of taking care of your Chiffon scarves, please feel free to share them with us.
Until next time.