SILK IS A DELICACY AND SHOULD BE TREATED GENTLY. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO EITHER HAND WASH YOUR SWURLYCO OR ENCLOSE IT IN A GARMENT BAG AND WASH IT ON THE DELICATE CYCLE. HANG DRY AND STEAM OUT ANY WRINKLES.
1. PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Protect your investment from snags, zippers or imperfections in the washer itself. Avoid adding it in with heavy loads or nonsilk items. When hand-washing, go for a gentle touch with no twisting or wringing.
2. SILK FABRIC IS WEAK WHEN WET
Silk is strong when dry, but Silk is Weaker when fibers are wet. Do not leave silk soaking.
3. GENTLE DETERGENT
Use a gentle detergent, some detergents are too harsh for silk and will remove it’s shine, leave it feeling weathered. Choose a natural detergent powder or a wool wash, that can clean well but protect the fibers. For hand-washing, use about one teaspoon per sink basin. In the washer, two tablespoons to one-fourth cup should be used depending on the size of the laundry load.
Try our GOOD JUJU laundry sheets, they are gentle enough for silk and eco-friendly.
4. CLEAN WITH COLD WATER
Cold water works best for washing silk. Hot water can distort the fibers.
5. BEAUTY SLEEP IS A REAL THING
And, doing it on a silk pillowcase is best. Plus, anyone with curls can tell you this is their best-kept secret: The shiny texture keeps ringlets from tangling and hair from drying out! Here’s how to clean and care for your silk pillowcase.
6. SILK IS A NATURAL FIBER PRODUCED BY SILKWORMS
They feed on mulberry leaves and then spin a cocoon made of long, lustrous fibers. The cocoons are boiled in water to release the fibers that are then spun into thread for weaving. Silk fabrics are strong, resilient to wrinkling, absorbent, hypoallergenic, and can be woven to a smooth finish. Those qualities make silk fabrics perfect for bedding. As a natural fiber, there are fewer chemicals involved in the production of the fabric than man-made fabrics like microfiber, which is made from petroleum-based materials.
7. SILK FIBERS HELP THE SKIN RETAIN MOISTURE
This can help prevent dryness. The fabric’s hypoallergenic properties make it resistant to dust mites, fungus, and other allergens. The smooth finish of silk helps reduce hair breakage and tangling.
Credit: thespruce.com, How to Launder Silk