Following these simple steps will extend the life of your flags.
Do not store your flags in a plastic bag for an extended period of time. This will cause the silk to break down. Silk must breath.
Fold as you would a towel (two or three folds lengthwise, then roll them up - can fit in a pants pocket if rolled tightly). If damp, dry the dyed silk prior to folding.
Tying two flags together in a knot can cause stress along the weave of the silk and can shorten the life of the flags.
Keep silks away from direct sunlight when not in use.
New flags may fray a bit along the outer edge during first use. I do not hem along the outer edge of small or medium sized flags because it changes the way the silk flows in flight. If a fray occurs, break or burn the fraying strand close to the edge. Any fraying will stop after some minimal use.
Some dye transfer may occur if flags are stored when damp. This transfer is unset dye, and may be removed by washing each flag individually in warm water with a drop of dish washing detergent or baby shampoo. Keep the silk moving while washing. Plunge rinse with cold water in a separate bucket. Gently squeeze the flag to remove excess water. Roll it up in a towel and pat dry. Iron with a setting appropriate for silk until completely dry. Repeat if necessary. I do everything possible to remove excess unset dye prior to shipping your flags to you. Some unset dye may still be present on your flags, and may come out when washing.
See Silk Care for more information.
If you have any issues or concerns regarding your flags, or are not completely satisfied, please contact me immediately. Thank you for your purchase.