One of the most popular fabrics which are used in clothing is silk. Good insulator, Lightweight, Smooth, Soft are some characteristics.
As silk is a natural protein fiber and a delicate fabric, you may feel nervous about washing any silk clothing you own. In this article on London Dry Cleaning Company, we will show you how to care for silk and simple steps to keep your items beautiful and soft even when you wash silk at home.
How you store, wear, and wash your silk will help the longevity of your silk’s life.
According to our experts experiences, we divided washing silk into two categories:
Whether you need to wash silk by hand or in a machine, it’s important you keep the following in mind to protect the garment you wash.
The fabric care label tells you how that specific item needs to be washed and cared for. If it says washing your silk leaving it to the experts at the dry cleaners is the absolute best way to extend the life of your silk especially if we’re talking stains.
It can damage your clothing’s natural fibers.
sunlight can cause the colors to fade or even damage your silk fabrics.
As Silk is very delicate, the high temperatures of the tumble dryer can shrink or damage your silks.
Some detergent have been specifically designed to take care of silk.
Some silk garments may bleed in the wash, so test an area by dabbing with a wet, white cloth to see if any color leaks onto it.
Some people believe that washing silk in the washing machine is wrong, and will damage the fabric. But we want to show you how to wash silk items in the washing machine.
At first, As we said before, you should check the fabric care label to see if it can be machine washed. Some silk items may lose colour or get damaged in the machine.
Washing silk and delicate fabrics with a heavy piece like jeans can damage the items.
Placing items inside a mesh bag prevents them from getting damaged, especially if you have a mixed laundry load.
Make sure you don’t overload the washing machine.
Use the detergent specifically designed to care for the silk garments. Follow the dosing instructions on the bottle.
Choose the shortest spin cycle and wash on the temperature recommended by the fabric care label
After taking the garment out of the machine, use a towel to soak up excess moisture.
Don’t dry in direct sunlight.
The safest way to wash delicate fabrics is hand washing. .Here are some instructions that help you to wash and care these items.
Cleaning silk with a harsh chemical can easily damage the natural fibres.
We have already fully explained how to get rid of stains, but now we want to speak specifically de-stain silk fabrics.
If there is a spot stain on the fabric, put a dab of gentle detergent directly to the stain and allow it to work for at least 15 minutes before you hand wash the entire silk garment.
As we mentioned before high temperature will damage the delicate fabrics. So Use a soft touch when washing and no scrubbing only with cold water.
With these instructions, cleaning silk next time you have a laundry emergency shouldn’t be difficult. Just remember we can do all the steps above instead of you with click on order.