To Clean Silk
Silk is a natural protein fiber. Do not use chlorine bleach to clean silk; chlorine will damage the silk fabric
Avoid drying silk in direct sunlight as sunlight for a prolonged period will damage the silk fabric
Substances containing alcohol will damage silk fabric. So let your perfume and hairspray dry before dressing
Hand Washing Silk is Highly Recommended
The best way to wash silk is to use cold water and natural soaps.
Do not soak silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided
Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners
Do not wring or twist; roll in towel to extract water
Hand to dry. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
To Iron Silk
- If necessary, press the silk garment inside out while damp using cool iron setting (“Silk” setting on the iron)
- Do not wet locally as this may cause rings
- Too much heat can dull, pucker, or burn silk fabric
- Most wrinkles in silk can be removed by hanging the garment in the bathroom during a shower. Let humidity do the ironing for you!
Cleaning Silk: Wrinkle Removal Tips
Minor silk wrinkles should disappear if the garment is hung overnight
Stubborn wrinkles can be removed with a cool iron set on "silk"
Better yet, hang your silk garment in the bathroom during a shower. Humidity will remove the wrinkles for you