How to care for your silk bedding & clothes
Although we recommend that our pure silk product be dry cleaned, cleaning and washing silk at home is surprisingly easy if certain precautions are observed.
I.Silk Sheets and Clothing
This category includes silk pillowcases, fitted sheet, flat sheet, bed-skirt, duvet cover, sleepwear, lingerie, sleep cap and shirt.
Hand Wash At 30℃
Use lukewarm water: 30C/86F is the ideal temperature for silk to be hand-washed
Heat ruins the fabric structure of silk
Mild Cleaning Agents
Use Special Detergent for Silk. We recommend TENESTAR as the brand of specialized silk cleaner agent for our products. Woolite and other mild detergents can also be used but not recommended.
Do Not Use Bleaches
Avoid detergents with enzymes, bleaches, and brighteners at all cost.
Rinse with a few drops of vinegar
A few drops of distilled vinegar can help dissolve the chemical traces (e.g. sweat/soap residue) on the silk.
Rinse quickly and don’t over soak.
Do Not Tumble Dry
Never tumble dry silk. Hang dry if possible, however, avoid direct sunlight exposure.
Cold Iron As Needed
Irons should be set on the lowest possible heat setting, and if the iron has a particular silk setting, that is even better. Moving the iron back and forth can stretch and pull the silk out of shape. The iron should never rest on any spot for too long, in case of burning silk fabric structure.
For those without the time, patience or just physically unable to hand-wash silk, our products can withstand machine washing as well. Of course, there is more risk involved, and certain precautions must be taken to minimize them.
Machine wash in lukewarm water (30°C) on most gentle cycle available.
Most washing machines should have a "delicate" setting. Some machines even have a silk setting specifically for cleaning silk.
Minimize spin time
Spinning can be very dangerous for silk fabric as the forces involved can shear weaker silk fibers.
Use protective casing
To best avoid shearing and tearing of silk fibers, it is recommended that you use some cloth casing that could let water through and yet keeps the silk fabric in one piece.
Machine-wash tends to be the most practical way to clean silk as it is fast and requires little attention, but in fact, you should be even more careful than when you hand-wash, as there are many ways the machine can tear your silk to pieces if you do not treat the wash cautiously.
For washable duvets or pillows, we recommend machine washing. And you can follow the rules above. To keep them warm, please don’t do the washing too often. Just air in well-circulated areas 2~3 times every month (avoid direct sunlight exposure).
For those basics that couldn’t be washed, always protect them with a removable and washable cover. You can also do spot-clean with lukewarm water and hang dry after spot-cleaned. If in need of thorough cleaning, please use professional dry clean only.
Tip: For daily maintenance, simply turn your comforter over towards the end of the bed instead of after you get up and let the fresh air or the sunshine in (if your bed is near a window) for 10-20 minutes.This helps freshen your comforter considerably.
We recommend professional dry cleaning for silk blanket as silk blanket needs to avoid direct touch with water. And please store it in a cool, dry place.
Correct care will help your silk products will last for years without losing their quality. Learning how to wash silk in the washing machine or by hand is simple-just observe these considerations and you will enjoy your silk products for a very long time.