About Silk

How to Care for Silk

Have you still been bothered by how to wash any silk at home?
Do you always tend to take the silk to a dry cleaner every time?
Have you been wondering, ‘Can I wash silk in the washing machine’?
1. Fill a basin with <= lukewarm water 30℃/86°F.
Fill a basin with <= lukewarm water 30°C/86°F is the ideal temperature for silk to be hand-washed.
2. Add a few drops of mild detergent for the silk delicates.
We recommend baby laundry detergents and other mild detergents when washing silk.
3. Let the garment soak for three minutes.
Soak the silk item and leave it to soak for three minutes.
4. Agitate the delicates around in the water.
Take the silk item and gently plunge it up and down in the water to move the water through the fabric and wash out any dirt or residue. This motion simulates the motion of a washing machine but is much more gentle.
5. Rinse the silk item <= lukewarm water (30℃/86°F).
Take the silk item out of the water and rinse the silk item under the clean water till it runs clear, and all the detergent soap suds have been washed out.
6. Use a towel to soak up water after the wash.
Use a clean white towel to soak up the moisture from your silk item, but don’t rub or wring the thing.
7. Hang dry if possible; however, avoid direct sunlight exposure.
For a knitted item or cashmere item, it should be laid flat to dry. A drying rack basket recommended.
1. Check the fabric care label.
Before you throw in the wash, check the tag to see if it can be machine washed. Some silk items may lose color or get damaged if you use machine washing.
2. Sort the laundry.
Wash different colors and fabric separately.
3. Use a protective mesh bag.
Turn your silk item inside out and place it in a delicates mesh bag to avoid the shearing and tearing of silk fibers.
4. Add the proper amount of neutral or special detergent for silk to the machine.
You can choose to use detergent specifically designed to care for silk items or baby laundry or other mild detergent. Please follow the instruction on the bottle.
5. Start a delicate cycle.
Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle. Most washing tools should have a “delicate” setting. Some machines even have a silk setting specifically for cleaning silk.washed out.
6. Minimize spin time.
Spinning can be very dangerous for silk fabric as the forces involved can shear weaker silk fibers.
7. Use a towel to soak up water after the wash.
Take the item out of the machine and use a clean white cloth to soak up excess moisture. Do Not Tumble Dry.
8. Hang item or lay flat to dry.
Hang dry if possible; however, avoid direct sunlight exposure. Note: For a knitted item or cashmere item, it should be laid flat to dry. A drying rack basket recommended.
01. Pretreat Stains With Delicate Detergent
Treat the stain as soon as possible – a dried stain will be much more difficult to remove.
If you see specific stain spots, apply just a little of neutral or special detergent for silk directly to the stain.
Work in the soap with your fingers and allow it to work for at least 15 minutes before you hand wash the entire silk garment.
02. Hand Wash In <= lukewarm water (30°C/86°F)
Use only <= lukewarm water (30°C/86°F) and make a gentle silk stain remover out of a couple of tablespoons of either white vinegar or lemon juice, mixed with a couple of tablespoons of lukewarm water.
Before you dip the stained area of fabric into your solution, always make sure to test it out on a hidden portion of the silk. Gently apply the solution, dabbing it on with a clean, white cloth. Do not rub it in.
If any discoloration occurs, please stop and bring the item to a local dry cleaner to have it professionally cleaned.
Wash as usual, you can wash the garment by hand or in the machine, if machine washing it, please place the garment in a mesh lingerie bag and choose the delicate, cold-water cycle.
Note: Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent, the deep-colored silk items do not suggest using this washing method.
03. Use a Vinegar/Water Rinse
Add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water. It will help the garment keep (or regain) its luster.
Silk is a delicate fabric that is used to make different types of clothing. The material is made up of fiber collected from the cocoons of larvae of silkworms. Thousands of fiber length is required to make the fabric. It is the reason why clothes made up of silk are expensive than the ones made of other materials like cotton, nylon, etc.
Though the fabric is silky smooth, it also develops wrinkles when not stored properly. Getting them out can be quite challenging because of the delicate nature of the material. So, let’s see how wrinkles in silk clothes can be smoothened easily without damaging the fabric.
  • Place your iron on the lowest heat, silk or rayon setting to prevent damaging the delicate fabric. Wipe the ironing board to make sure it is clean.
  • Place any lightweight fabric on your ironing board and then put the dress over it.
  • The fabric will absorb the excess heat of the iron.
  • Test a small patch of your dress with your iron to make sure it does not stick or cause damage to the fabric and reduce setting even further if you notice any.
  • Begin ironing your dress, starting with the lower part first, and working your way up.
  • Allow the ironed part to hang down your board.
  • Brush any stubborn folds or wrinkles with your hand.
  • And iron over them in quick and controlled back and forth movements to remove them.
  • Avoid ironing your dress over parts that are not wrinkled.
  • Turn your dress over to its side to iron the back.
  • Place your iron dress on a clean hanger once you are done to let it cool.
When rinsing and drying silk, never wring or twist the garment. It will cause the silk garment to lose its form.
Instead, roll the garment evenly in a clean towel.
Then, place the silk garment on a hanger to dry.
Avoid drying the silk fabrics in direct sunlight, as this can damage the fabric and fade the color, too!

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