A few important rules need to be observed as silk is a natural fibre and cannot be treated as debonair as e.g. synthetic fibre.

Please pay special attention to the following instructions:

  • Never spray silk with perfume or deodorant
  • Never bleach silk
  • Never expose silk to direct sunlight for longer periods of time
  • Don’t spray silk with water while ironing
  • Don’t treat individual stains with water
  • Always iron the backside only
  • Never wring dry

In contrast to the widespread opinion that silk can only be dry cleaned, silk products can be washed by hand without being damaged.

  • Use a mild soap or specially formulated silk shampoos
  • Soak silk in luke warm water for 3-5 minutes.
    (If silk is dark or printed, do not let it soak. Just quickly wash it in cold water.)
  • Gently move the fabric during soaking from side to side. (Do not wring dry!)
  • Handle wet silk with even greater care as it is very delicate.
  • After a maximum of 5 minutes remove silk from water and rinse the fabric with cold water adding a tea spoon of vinegar to completely rid it of the soap.
  • Wrap silk in a dry towel to remove the remaining liquid. Use several layers when using dark or printed silk.
  • Roll out the silk and straighten it gently at the corners
    Iron it.
  • Silk should always be ironed from the backside.
  • It should always still be slightly moist. Check your iron’s setting!
  • Don’t iron silk too hot!
  • Always remember that silk is a protein structure much like human hair. Heat will damage it.