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Cleaning and Caring for Your Silk

Few fabrics feel as luxurious as silk, our 100% natural, organic peace silk can be easily washed, dried and ironed. Just follow our handy guide to getting the best from your silk products, and you’ll keep them looking their best for years. 

Read the care label

Always follow the garment label. Some silk fabrics can be hand-washed, but others cannot depending on the dye and finish used in the garment. We recommend hand washing silk unless the clothing carries an explicitly dry clean only. 

Never spot-treat silk

Rubbing one area of silk can cause a lightening in just that spot. For moderate stains, especially ones in the middle of a pattern, wash the entire garment. Dark or unsightly stains we recommend you take it to a dry cleaner.

Hand wash silk clothes in cold water

Fill a clean sink or small tub with lukewarm water and a small amount of delicate-friendly, non-alkaline laundry liquid or baby shampoo. Lightly agitate for three to five minutes and rinse thoroughly. If the care label advises machine washing, choose a gentle, reduced -time, cold-water cycle and use a mesh bag.

Handle with care

After rinsing, gently squeeze out excess water. Never twist or wring out silk garments; doing so can damage the fabric.

Avoid the dryer

Tumble drying is not recommended or needed as silk dries so quickly.

Lay wet silk clothing flat onto a clean, absorbent towel and roll it up in the towel to rid excess moisture. Unroll and repeat using a second dry towel, then lay flat on a drying rack or dry towel out of direct sunlight.

Ironing

For best result use a low or silk setting on your iron and iron on the reverse side while garments are still slightly damp. Hang to dry on a padded hanger.

Silk care general precautions

Silk is a natural protein fibre. Do not use chlorine bleach or brightener to clean silk; these 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.

Silk care travel tips

Pack your silk garments as you would any other clothing and hang the garment after unpacking. To help remove wrinkles in silk, you can hang the garments in the bathroom during a shower; the humidity will remove the wrinkles for you.

 

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