While most silk and synthetic items are washable, the dyes are sometimes not stable to wash. If color-blocked or printed, test for color bleeding to ensure best results.
Some silk items can also have finishes that may be removed with washing; for example, a smooth hand may become pebbled. Perform a water test to ensure best results.
Stain Solution is ideal for protein and tannin stains, such as wine, coffee, ink, grass, urine, blood, and old, set-in stains such as pit stains.
The Wash & Stain Bar works the material to remove dirt, grease, oil, and makeup.
To remove odor, presoak the item for 30 minutes in cool to warm water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar.
Handwashing is always the best and safest method for washing delicates.
Add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Delicate Wash to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.
Submerge the item and gently agitate the water with your hands to evenly distribute soap. Soak for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse well by running cool water through the item until the water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item.
Turn the item inside out, and place it in a Mesh Washing Bag.
Select the delicate cycle on the washing machine and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low.
Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash according to the machine and load size.
Dry & Finish
Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. Do not put it in the dryer!
Most delicate items will be wrinkled after laundering. We recommend steaming to remove wrinkles and rejuvenate the natural luster after washing.
To freshen items between wearings, spritz with Delicate Spray.
Most blouses, skirts and dresses can be hung on a hanger; however, be mindful of clips because they can leave marks on the material. Knit items should be stored folded to prevent stretching or distorting.
Always store items clean. We recommend storing in a breathable cotton storage bag to protect items from bugs.