Silk is a very delicate but a very durable fabric when it is washed with care. When it’s treated gently, it undoubtedly surprises how long it can serve you.
Let the garment soak in lukewarm/cool water for a few minutes. Rinse the silk garment in lukewarm or in cool water until all soap has been removed.
What to Use
Make sure not to use detergents or kinds that contain chemicals. For best results, organic/natural soaps or silk shampoo should be preferred.
Rinsing & Drying
After rinsing carefully a few times, remove the item out of water. Rolling the garment in a towel and squeezing the towel to remove the water is an alternative way that can be used. It’s not suggested to twist the garment and do not wring the water out. Allow the item air-dry.
If hand washing is way too much work then choose short delicate cycle on the washing machine with coolest water temperature possible.
When silk garment has wrinkles, set the iron to cool setting. Place a piece of cloth between the item and the iron for protection. If there are any heavy wrinkles, it may need dampness so you can gently spray water on the item/piece of cloth. Iron the item as gently possible.
After hanging the silk item up move the handheld steamer up and down over the wrinkles to remove. You can follow specific instructions provided with the steamer, if it is given.
Be careful when using perfumes/hairsprays or any kinds of products that is similar as it can leave stains on the fabric.