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Hand Wash Instructions

Cleaning and washing silk is surprisingly easy if certain precautions are observed
 
Hand Washing Silk
  • If you have hard water, you may wish to first add a spoonful of borax to the washing water
  • Use lukewarm water and mild, non-alkaline soap (such as Ivory Liquid) or baby shampoo
  • While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue
    Or, add a few drops of hair conditioner to the final rinse water for extra silky feel
  • Soaking silk for more than  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
Silk Care: Drying Tips
  • Hang silk linen to dry
  • As with any fine fabric, never use direct sunlight to dry silk clothing. Doing so can damage the silk fiber and fade the color. Wet silk may yellow in direct sunlight or on a radiator
  • We do not recommend drying silk in a clothes dryer since it can damage silk in two ways: (1) excessive temperature and heat dulls the silk fabric and may also shrink it; (2) friction with the dryer drum might cause yarn breaks or white streaks
  • If you do wish to use a dryer, use the heatless AIR FLUFF setting
Silk Care: Ironing Silk
  • If necessary, press the silk linen 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
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