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 Caring for your Garment.

Dry Cleaning

For silk garments, I recommend that you DO dry clean your silk garment, as silk is very fragile.

Only use a certified Dry Cleaning business on products that state dry cleaning only.

For other product that can be hand washed please use the hand washing instructions below.

Hand Washing Garments

  1. Fill a clean sink or large bowl with very cold water.
  2. Add a very mild detergent to the water and agitate the water to mix in the soap.
  3. Gently hand wash the item by pulsing the water with your hand several times to move the soapy water through the fabric.
  4. Empty the sink or bowl.
  5. Rinse the item in cold water until all soap residue has been removed.
  6. Add a few drops of conditioner to the rinse water to keep the fabric soft and flexible.
  7. Press the water out of the fabric by rolling it in a towel. Do not twist or wring, as this will damage the fabric.
  8. Hang the wet garment and allow it to air dry completely. Do not hang garments in the sun to dry.
  9. Iron only when absolutely necessary. Use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.

Additional Tips and Advice

I do recommend that you do dry clean your silk garments, but if you insist on hand washing your silk garment here are some tips you can follow.

  • Use lemon juice or vinegar to spot clean, but test an inconspicuous area first to test for colorfastness.
  • Be gentle – it’s the agitation from washing that causes this material to shrink. Even the gentle cycle on the washer is too rough for this delicate fabric.
  • To keep silk from yellowing, add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse water.
  • Since silk is a natural fiber, do not use bleach as it will damage the fibers.
  • Be careful not to let hairspray and perfume get on silk as the alcohol will damage the fabric.
  • If you have hard water, you may want to add a tablespoon of borax to the water prior to washing.

Information on Hand Washing has be supplied from howtocleanstuff.net