Frequently Asked Questions

air drying shawls
  • Are shawls and scarves washable or dry-clean only?
  • All Helena Margareta creations are hand washable. Use gentle detergent or hair shampoo, and gently hand wash it. Dry flat to dry. The shawls and scarves need usually one per season wash.

  • Are the shawls and scarves hypoallergenic? 
  • Most shawls and scarves are hypoallergenic. Garments are made with different blends of cotton, bamboo, microfibres, alpaca/silk and merino silk. Merino is one of the finest and softest grades of wool. Therefore it is not itchy when worn close to skin.
  • However, in cases where one has existing extreme wool allergies, then any shawl that has merino/silk blend, or alpaca/silk blend may cause reactions. This only applies if a person has severe wool allergies. It has nothing to do with the softness of material, as our shawls and scarves are very soft to touch and feel. 

    • What size to choose?
    • Our shawls are made in size Small, Medium and Large. 
    • size Small - recommended for short and petite shapes and heights. If you wear size 0-6 and you are bellow 5' 2" then size Small is best.
    • size Medium- our Medium size is very generous and covers any height up to 5' 8" and sizes 6 to 12. 
    • size Large - recommended if you are tall, size 12 and up and if you like a lot of coverage.