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Washing Silk at Home

There’s no need to take silk garments and accessories to the dry cleaner. When it comes to delicate fabrics, we know that you want to be careful with washing and treating such investment pieces. We created the Delicate Wash so that you can confidently claim that you know how to wash silk. It’s the perfect solution for silks as well as other delicates, like lace.

Master Washing Silk Yourself

The key for washing silk is to have the appropriate soap, such as the Delicate Wash. You should wash silk in cold water, and it is safe to use the washing machine on the gentle cycle. If you opt to use the machine, you should consider investing in a Mesh Bag as this will protect delicates from snagging or tangling during the wash cycle. When hand washing, do not soak silk for longer than 30 minutes. If you are dealing with stains, you should pretreat problem areas with Stain Solution before soaking. When air drying, you can hang it or lay it flat in its natural shape, being sure to NEVER put silk in the dryer!

If you’re ready to self-launder silk safely and effectively, pick up some of our Delicate Wash and enjoy the results.

Silk is a luxurious fabric that originated in China. It graces fashion houses around the world and has long been a symbol of finery, leaving many wondering: ‘can you wash silk?’ Yes, you can wash silk!

How to Wash Silk
Most of your silk clothing will have a “Dry Clean” or “Dry Clean Only” garment tag. The “Dry Clean” label is usually just a suggestion to take the item to a dry cleaner, while the “Dry Clean Only” label means that the silk fabric needs special care best provided by a professional. If your item has a “Dry Clean” tag, you can avoid a trip to the dry cleaner and save money by either handwashing or machine washing the item at home.

Start by performing a water test on an inconspicuous area of your silk item before you pretreat and spot clean it. Treat stains with the Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. To help prevent discoloration when washing silk, don’t put too much cleaning solution on any one area of an item. Washing only the areas you’ve treated can result in watermarks, uneven tones, and lightening of the silk.

How to Handwash Silk
Use a basin or a clean bathroom or kitchen sink; fill the basin with cool water, add two capfuls of Delicate Wash, and agitate the water with your hands to mix in the soap. Submerge the silk fabric and give it a gentle stir before letting it soak for no more than 30 minutes. Some silk fabrics are prone to color bleeding so don’t be concerned if the water changes color slightly.

If you choose to machine wash silk, be sure to place the item in a Mesh Washing Bag to avoid snags and tears. To learn other expert silk washing tips, read the Clean Talk Blog.

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