Hello Shoppers! We’re here to give you an update on your current scarf materials options.
(Check out our previous posts about creating scarf artwork and our two most popular materials, silk and polyester!)
We’ve had a lot of questions about digital printing on various scarf materials lately, so we wanted to give you a rundown of all of your options! We’ve also greatly expanded our fabric selection, so we’ll cover those as well.
First: Digital printing is like an inkjet process, but for dye on fabric. As of 2018, we now use digital printing instead of screen printing for smaller (under 250+ pcs) orders. This means we can more efficiently print a wide range of colors and gradients, and digital printing is both faster and more environmentally friendly. However, the dye doesn’t sink into the fabric quite as much as screen printing, particularly on some thicker fabrics.
Our standard scarf material is twill — both for silk and polyester — which is a smooth thicker weight material (also covered in custom scarves: part two), but we also have satin and chiffon finishes for both, which are lighter weight fabrics that take dye well. Satin has more shine and sleekness than twill (a bit difficult to photograph!), while chiffon is airy and see-through.
These silk and polyester materials are available for any order of 30 pieces and up. However, for slightly larger orders of 50 pieces or more, we also have other materials such as viscose, rayon, modal, and both silk and wool blends too!
Other scarf material options: rayons and voile
Viscose, rayon, and modal are all variations on the same fabric type (rayon); all three are quite soft and lightweight, though with slight variations. Rayon is a very smooth, tight weave, modal is a little looser, and viscose is the loosest (though still smooth) of the three. We also have a polyester voile, which is a ‘veil’ weight of fabric — very smooth, soft, and flowy! These materials are priced a bit more than polyester, but are more affordable than silk. They’re especially great options for extra-large scarves and for infinity scarves.
Silk blends options:
If you’re looking for a more affordable version with an upscale feel, look no farther than our silk blended fabrics! We have a silk wool blend, a silk cotton blend, and a silk modal blend. The silk modal blend is an incredibly soft and lightweight fabric with a bit more open weave; it makes a wonderful large or infinity scarf. Our silk wool blend is a bit heavier, but still very soft and smooth — this all natural fabric blend makes a wonderful all-season scarf. The silk cotton blend is a very tight weave and is very smooth with a hint of sheen.