In order to maintain the silk properties and to ensure optimum durability and softness!
Always use enzyme-free detergent!
The detergent with enzymes break down the silk and tenderize the time and the durability is reduced and the properties disappears.
We recommend that you treat the silk as you would treat wool.
Do not wash too often, instead you can hang silk for airing after use. Silk will stay fresh for long!
Always choose the right size to achieve the best heat output and to increase durability.
Silk is machine washable as delicates at a temperature of max. 30 °, with a mild and always enzyme-free detergent.
Washing in the washing machine will reduce the durability of your silk products. Do you want long life and durability you should wash your silk products by hand.
1. Do not wash 16momme silk in the washing machine.
2. If you want to wash 19, 22 and 30momme silk in the washing machine then use a laundry bag.
Breaking in your new silk
Silk is an investment that can last for years under the right conditions. Unfortunately, if the silk is not treated properly the first few times they are used and washed, the silk quickly loses shine and luster. Silk must be washed thoroughly by hand at least the first few times.
Experts suggest that instead of using a washing machine you should wash new silk by hand in lukewarm water, silk detergent and rub very gently during the cleaning process. Silk should not be allowed to soak for longer. Gently press the silk against the inside of an empty tub, basin or sink. Wrap the silk in a large towel and twist gently to remove water. In addition, hang the silk to dry either indoors or outdoors, but not in direct sunlight, which can damage the silk fibers
We sell enzyme-free soap so it can be purchased along with silk products.
Do not use powdered detergent, shampoo or detergent.
Never mix white silk with other colors.
Use a washing pouch.
A washing instructions from the manufacturer should be followed carefully else you risk damaging its silk.
Hand washing silk:
Soak the garment in lukewarm water and a mild soap solution (enzyme-free). Rinse in clear, lukewarm water until all the soap is gone. then fill the sink again and add a quarter cup of white vinegar to the final rinse. Vinegar neutralizes any residual soap, and makes it possible to rinse the soap completely restore the fabric natural shine, vinegar makes a big difference. Give the fabric a final rinse with cold water to remove the vinegar smell. You can use an iron with low-medium heat while the silk is still a little damp, put a cotton sheet or another on the ironing board. Always use a mild detergent and a small amount of soap.
Note: If there are many details and embroideries on the product always check the store where you bought the item if you are unsure about how the product can be washed.
Tell the dry cleaner, the clothes are made of silk, so it will not be placed in a tank with jeans and other garments that can damage your silk product. Some dry cleaners use solutions that are not suitable for silk.
Machine wash silk:
Make sure that the manufacturer actually claims the silk machine washable. Wash the silk / wool / hand wash cycle washing machine. It is useful to use a laundry bag for its silk, this will minimize any damage from the washing machine.
If you are not sure that the washing machine and washing machine soap dish is empty of enzymatic detergent. You should wash your silk products by hand, since only the slightest traces of enzymatic soap can break down the silk fibers.
Silk cleaning tip: To keep white silk white. Do not use bleach or products containing bleach. To remove yellowing, add 3 or 4 tablespoons of white vinegar to a basin of cold water. Sweat and sticky deodorant stains can be a problem for some silks.
Be aware that Silk does not tolerate perfumes and deodorants. Let deodorant dry before putting silk products on the body.
REMEMBER SILK IS SELF-CLEANING AND MUST NOT BE WASHED FREQUENTLY BUT ONLY BE HUNG TO AERATION.