Silk Care Guide
CARING FOR YOUR SILK GARMENTS
Silk is a fine and delicate material that requires gentle care.
Although we suggest using an eco-friendly dry cleaner for your silk items to prolong their lustrous finish and preserve the fine structure of any lace applications, it is not impossible to take care of your precious delicates with a simple hand wash.
To maximise the longevity and retain as much colour as possible, please make sure to wash in cold water only.
Using a basin, tub or wash bucket, fill with enough cold water to submerge the garment.
Add about 10ml, or a small cap of delicate liquid detergent to the water and swirl through until it is mixed well with the water.
Gently submerge your garment into the water mixture, swirling it around and slightly patting it through the water with a gentle 'pushing' motion with your hands for a couple of minutes.
You may notice some colour seep into the water, you can add a little vinegar to the mixture reduce this.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
Once you have finished rinsing, take the garment out of the water and hold it up with both hands for a few minutes while letting the water drip away.
It is important NOT to wring or squeeze the silk too hard, as this could damage the structure of the silk fibres.
Lay the garment flat onto a towel and gently roll the towel with the garment inside to absorb excess moisture.
You can either hang or lay the garment flat to dry completely.
Once dried, you should iron the item inside out on a medium heat with steam.
Using a steamer or giving your silk garment an iron with the steam on, will refresh them quite well in between washes.
Another great tip to refresh your silk intimates is by hanging them up in the bathroom as you are showering or taking a bath.
This works especially well when travelling to get any creases out.