Scarves are a delicate and fine product, which can last you for decades with the correct care. While the dry cleaning is typically recommended, we often hand-wash ours in slightly warm water with detergent for delicates (Ecover Delicates, Woolite etc.), or in the washing machine on the Delicates programme with similar coloured delicates. It is strictly important however to dry them open or flat. They can be gently ironed. We find that after washing scarves are refreshed and may acquire even softer texture and feel.