We know that silk can be a daunting and unfamiliar fabric to understand when starting a collection, but at Silk Laundry – our pieces are made for busy people like us, which means a simple, time-efficient and sustainable care guide (no trips to the dry cleaners, or special cleaning products).
Silk is an incredibly beautiful and delicate fabric so we recommend a cold, gentle hand-wash with a rest in the shade to air-dry, it’s as simple as that, which means it’s a more affordable and environmentally friendly way to wash than your conventional methods.
We recommend washing one piece at a time using a bucket or plugged sink, with a gentle detergent diluted in cool water. Once immersed and completely saturated, you can leave your silk to bathe for 5-10 minutes (never longer than 30 minutes).
Once soaked, run cool clean water through your garment to rinse – then press between a towel or your hands directly to remove excess water (make sure to never wring or twist your garment).
The final step is to find a nice bit of shade (no direct sunlight) where you can either lay your piece flat on a drying rack or hang to air dry.
When it comes time to wear your Silk Laundry, a smoothing technique isn’t always necessary, as possible creases tend to fall when hung, but if you’d like to; steaming is the best method in keeping your pieces wrinkle-free.