3 Benefits to Wearing Silk Scarves vs Cotton Scarves

If you're confused by whether a silk scarf is better than a cotton scarf, then you will want to be able to weight the pros and cons of silk and cotton scarves. In this post, you will find our list of benefits and drawbacks of wearing a silk scarf over a cotton scarf.

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1. Silk Will Not Irritate Your Skin

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First of all, silk will not irritate your skin. Silk is much more delicate than cotton. The roughness of cotton can sometimes cause or worsen pimples.

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This is in part due to the fact that silk is hydrophobic, meaning it does not hold water well. Cotton absorbs the moisture it is exposed to. That is why wearing cotton can cause acne, as cotton clothing retains oils that creates pimples. But moisture rolls right off of silk.

2. Silk is Hypoallergenic

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Another benefit of silk is that silk is hypoallergenic. Silk resists dust, mold, and fungus. You are unlikely to have an allergic reaction to wearing silk.

3. Silk is a Fashionable, Luxury Material

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Last but not least, silk fabrics shine in a way cotton cannot match. This makes silk an excellent choice for showing brilliant colours and artistic patterns.

Cons of Wearing a Silk Scarf

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Perhaps the most notable con to wearing a silk scarf is that the material is particularly susceptible to wear and tear. Silk is one of the strongest of natural fibers you can make clothing from, resisting wrinkles as it is handled and compressed.

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Like any fabric, when not taken care of or after being used often, the fabric will start to fray and lose its orignal luster. Though this is rarely an issue for most silk scarf wearers, as they will often only wear silk scarves for special occasions. 

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Silk scarves are also susceptible to sun and water damage. All fabrics are, and silk can absorb a lot of water before it is damaged, but such damage is more noticeable in silk as silk makes use of colour and designs.

Of course, with proper care, such damages can be avoided. You can read our article on how to wash a silk scarf and how to wash a silk face mask if you'd like to discover how to clean you silk fashion accessories.

Carry a Story With What You Wear

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Another benefit of silk scarves lies in the quality crafters who make the scarves and the story they imbue into the art pieces they create.

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We collaborate closely with Les Impatients, a nonprofit organization that supports artists with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art programs. The artworks created during these workshops are then incorporated with our scarves, neckties, and face masks. 10% of the proceeds are donated to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support these artists.

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Each limited edition art piece connects with our customers on the emotional level because each expresses an artist's unique journey to mental health recovery.

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All silk fashion accessories comes with a unique gift box and certificate of authenticity that detail the article's edition number and the story of the artist that created the artwork.

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10% of your purchases are donated to nonprofit organizations supporting mental health

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