Polka Dot Silk Scarf for Leti

$49.00

Polka Dot Silk Scarf  is perfect to complement your outfit.

Tie it to your bag, wear it as a shawl, knot it around your hair, or even hang it on your wall as a more traditional piece of art with a modern touch. These beautiful scarves feature my original artwork, permanently printed and made to last.

Made from pure silk and printed using permanent reactive inks that bond with the cell of the fiber, your printed scarves will rival upscale brands. All silk is washed prior to being cut, sewn and shipped!

Printed on demand in Montreal, Canada, our variety of silk fabrics are all made from 100% mulberry silk for the gorgeous drape and elegant shine you expect in silk!

 

Silk is beneficial for your hair and feels the softest.  Made from 8mm 100% silk habotai Machine, rolled baby hem provides a durable yet delicate edge finish for your silk scarf

Poly Chiffon is more of a see thru fabric and gives a romantic feel.

Matte Crepe: as the name says is a matte finish, no shine and very crisp printing image result. Permanent reactive digital inks mean your scarf print will never fade or wash away

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Care

  • Reactive inks are permanent.
  • Due to some residual ink from the print process, for first washing wash alone with a full load setting in cold water. Add a mild detergent, 1 cup vinegar and 2 tsp salt. For future washes, machine wash cold water with a phosphate free detergent. Add a mild fabric softener to enhance softness and drape.
  • Machine dry on low heat or hang to dry.
  • Iron on silk setting (delicate) with low steam.
  • Expect some shrinking: 1% in width and length

 

Reactive Printing

 

Reactive printing is a multistep process formulated for printing on natural fabrics. It involves 4 main steps: pretreating fabrics, printing, steaming and washing.

The pretreatment process involves coating fabrics in a finely tuned chemical mixture that stiffens the fabric and helps bond the ink to the fabric. Once coated, the fabrics are digitally printed with reactive inks using color profiles suited to each fabric. It’s quick and insanely accurate! The CMYK ink set translates your artwork into millions of tiny drops that are jetted out from the technologically advanced print heads. After printing, steaming is where the magic happens! The fabric slowly moves through a steam chamber heated to 102 degrees Celsius which opens the fiber’s cells. Once opened, the ink can transfer into the fibers. After steaming the print will be at maximum vibrancy and color depth. The last step is washing to remove all excess inks and residual pretreatment. The fabric passes through 3 different temperature baths and we add special detergents and finishers to wash and significantly soften the fabrics.

It’s a long process but it’s worth it! All fabrics printed with a reactive process are fully washable with no fading and perfectly soft and ready to use for any project.

 

Reactive vs. Pigment

Unlike the reactive process detailed above, pigment printing is a short cut for natural fabric printing. It results in surface prints on natural fabrics where the inks do not penetrate into the fibers. While it is a fast process, pigment inks are not wash-fast and will fade with washing and rubbing. The colors produced in pigment printing are generally subdued since pigment inks are composed of not only the nanopigments (colors) and water, but also a glue to adhere the ink to the fabric surface. The glue also means your fabric feels stiffer after printing with no hope of softening without washing and color-loss. In contrast, reactive printing includes all the 4 steps detailed above and the end product is fully washed and ready for any end use. Reactive printing on natural fabrics means there’s never any compromise between colors, feel, finish, or wash fastness.

Environment Impact of Reactive On-demand Printing

Reactive printing on-demand is a low waste process. Since every meter we print is for a specific customer, we never have overstock or deadstock. Fabrics that print incorrectly can simply be washed and reprinted. Our washing machinery recirculates water to minimize water usage. The steamer uses less than 40 liters of water most production days. We use natural gas heaters to power the printer heater and practice widely accepted energy saving techniques daily within our facility including recycling all cardboard, papers, and plastics.

Additional information

size

16" x 72"

Fabric

silk habotai, polychiffon, matte crepe

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