The LOVA Ruffled Scarf is made of 70% cotton and 30% silk. Silk and cotton combined becomes a durable fabric which can withstand good wear. If your LOVA Ruffled Scarf is stained, treat individual spots without washing the whole scarf. This will allow the scarf’s ruffles to stay fresh longer. Avoid washing the scarf too often as this will soften the ruffles. If needed, hand wash only in cold water with mild detergent or shampoo. Wring out the water. After washing, shake out the scarf to flatten it and let it hang dry on a rack. Iron the scarf on medium/warm heat. The ruffles can be steamed for best result.