How to do silk daily care?

  • by asilklife
Basic principles of Washing Silk Fabrics

Silk is a delicate material, and you may want to give your luxurious items the care they deserve.


Always check the silk care instructions on the label. It will tell you how a particular garment must be cleaned and cared for.

  • Never use chlorine bleach on silk fabrics. It will damage your clothes’ natural fibers.
  • Do not expose silk to direct sunlight. Long bursts of sun rays can cause discoloration or even damage the fabric.
  • Never tumble dry. The high temperature of the dryer will shrink or damage your fabric.
  • Use a mild detergent. Some brands are specifically designed for silk.
  • Check for colorfastness. Some garments may bleed during washing. Test a small area by dabbing with a wet, white cloth. Check for any color leak.
Hand Wash Tips & Steps
  1. Submerge your silk in a basin filled with cool water.
  2. Add a few drops of mild detergent and use your hand to mix it into the solution. Let the item soak for at least 3 minutes.
  3. Using your hands, plunge the garment up and down to remove dirt.
  4. Rinse the silk under cold water until all the soap has been washed out.
  5. Soak up the moisture using a towel. Never rub or agitate your silk.
  6. Hang it on a drying rack and keep it away from direct sunlight.


Tips for washing Silk in a Machine

You can wash silk products in the machine, but you should prepare a mesh bag to avoid tangling and damage.

  1. Always check the label. Some items suffer damage or color loss in the machine.
  2. Sort your laundry. Never wash silk with heavy pieces of clothing like jeans.
  3. Use mesh bags to protect your silks from abrasion.
  4. Add a detergent that is specifically designed to care for silk garments. Check the dosing instructions on the bottle.
  5. Set your machine to a delicate wash option. Also, choose the shortest spin cycle and follow the recommended temperature on the label, if possible.
  6. Soak up excess moisture using a towel.
  7. Depending on the item, hang it up or lay it flat to dry. Again, avoid direct sunlight.

If the silk fabric label says, “dry clean only,” it is best to take it to a professional.


How to care for Silk After Washing

Caring for silk goes beyond washing and drying. You must learn how to iron silk properly to address wrinkles and creases. Here are a few tips:

  • Turn the garment inside out. Use low heat or silk setting.
  • Iron silk when dry. Never spray or wet silk when ironing.
  • Put a cloth between the item and the iron.

Storing silk should be easy. You just have to keep them in a cool, dry place. If you are planning to put the item away for a long time, keep it in a breathable plastic bag. Use a moth repellent and keep it out of the sun.


There're lots of silk products we use daily, such as silk pajamas, silk pillows, silk eye masks, silk duvets, etc. So knowing how to care for silk products is necessary, wish you a nice experience with using and caring for silk.



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