Bleach will damage your silk’s fibres so it’s always a big no.
• Always separate whites and colors and sort clothes according to the washing temperatures indicated.
• Place your silk garment in cold water with a mild silk-friendly detergent.
• Leave to soak (no more than 5 minutes).
• Swish the garment slowly and gently.
• Rinse with fresh water
• To help keep its hydrated feel, use a fabric conditioner in the final rinse (or even a small amount of hair conditioner).
• Rinse well in cold water.
• Ball your silk together to remove excess moisture (wringing your silk out will damage it’s fibres). Then lay it flat and roll it in a towel to absorb any lingering moisture.
• Lay flat to dry.
Wrinkles and Creases
Most wrinkles in silk can simply be steamed out, but not everyone owns a steamer. A great steamer hack is to hang your silk in the bathroom and let it steam while you take a hot shower.
If you can’t steam the creases out then here are a few tips on how to safely iron your silk:
Flip your garments inside out and set the iron to low heat (or the silk setting).
Iron silk only once it’s dry and be sure to put a cloth between the silk and the iron.
Do not spray or wet silk while ironing, you may get water-stains.
Hanging and Storing
To avoid ironing, the best solution for your silk is to store it by hanging it in a cool dry place. Silk creases so it’s best not to fold or leave it bunched up for long. If you’re storing your silk for a long period of time then make sure it’s clean and stored in a breathable fabric bag (avoid plastic ones because they lock in moisture). Another tip for long term storing is to store your silk away from the sun to avoid fading the colour and weakening the fibre. Silk is a protein, this means it can attract moths so, if you add a natural moth repellent into the bag your silk will be sure to thank you.