Silk Care

When it comes to cleaning silk, many people are afraid of taking care of such a delicate fabric. But that actually isn’t the case. Silk can be easily washed at home by hand. Simply follow our do-able guide!

Before You Wash:

We’d recommend using detergent with words like “silk wash” and “delicates”. Washing machine detergent and bleach will be too harsh on silk fibres so it’s always a big no.

STEPS:

  1. Prepare a bucket of cold water and add a small amount of silk wash.
  2. We’d recommend washing one piece at a time. Fully immerse your silk fabric in cold water.
  3. Gently swirl it around with your hands. Leave it to bathe for 5-10 mins.
  4. Rinse your silk with cool clean water until it is no longer soapy.
  5. Place the wet silk in between a white towel, gently press to remove excess water. Never twist or wring silk because the fragile silk fibers will break.
  6. Lay it flat on a clothes horse or hanger to let it dry naturally. 

Wrinkles & Creases:

Most wrinkles in silk can be steamed out, either by a steamer or hanging in a steamy bathroom. If you don’t have a steamer, ironing is another method to keep your pieces wrinkle-free.

Additional tips when using iron:

  • Make sure you are ironing the backside of your silk. Set the iron to low heat or the silk setting. 
  • Place a clean towel or pillowcase between the silk and iron to protect the fabric. 
  • Do not spray or wet silk while ironing, or water stains may develop.

Storing:

For everyday storage, hang silk items on fuzzy hangers to prevent them from slipping. 

Silk creases easily if you store it folded or bunched up. For long-term storage, it’s best to hang it inside breathable fabric bags to keep it wrinkle-free; avoid packing in airtight plastic bags. Store it in cool, dry places without direct sunlight to avoid colour fading.

Check out our Silk Collection / Read more on Distinguishing Silk from Polyester

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