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Relax - it's silk!

Silk does not stretch or shrink. Our silk hand painting techniques produce garments whose colours will not run or fade under normal circumstances. Cleaning and washing silk fabric, in case of our garments, is definitely simple and convenient. So relax and enjoy your silk garments and scarves!

Optimal hand painted silk care will ensure longer and lustrous life of the garment. 

Find below our instruction for silk care.

  


 In SHORT:

1. Hand Washing Silk

Gentle hand washing silk is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Water lukewarm, temperature ~30o C. Non-alkaline soap. Roll in a towel to gentle extract water for a minute and hang to dry.

2. Silk Drying Tips

Restore silk garment shape and hang it to dry for a few minutes. The silk garment will hold its shape.

3. Ironing Silk

Press the silk garment inside out and while damp iron using cool iron setting (Silk setting on the iron)

 


FULL DESCRIPTION:

1. Hand Washing Silk
Gentle hand washing silk is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Water lukewarm, temperature ~30o C. Non-alkaline soap. Roll in a towel to gentle extract water for a minute and hang to dry.

Almost all silk can be hand washed (and would not shrink if the silk fabric were pre-shrunk before sewing); We do not recommend machine washing or drying.
If you have hard water, you may wish to first add a spoonful of borax to the washing water
Use lukewarm water and mild, non-alkaline soap (such as Ivory Liquid) or baby shampoo
While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue
Or, add a few drops of hair conditioner to the final rinse water for an extra silky feel
Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided
Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners
Do not wring or twist; roll in a towel to gentle extract water for a minute and hang to dry.

 


2. Silk Drying Tips

Restore silk garment shape and hang it to dry for a few minutes. The silk garment will hold its shape.
As with any fine fabric, never use direct sunlight to dry silk clothing. Doing so can damage the silk fiber and fade the color. Wet silk may yellow in direct sunlight or on a radiator
We do not recommend drying silk in a clothes dryer since it can damage silk in two ways: (1) excessive temperature and heat dulls the silk fabric and may also shrink it; (2) friction with the dryer drum might cause yarn breaks or white streaks

 


3. Ironing Silk

Press the silk garment inside out and while damp iron using cool iron setting (Silk setting on the iron)

Too much heat can dull, pucker, or burn silk fabric.
Most wrinkles in silk can be removed by hanging the garment in the bathroom during a shower. Let humidity do the ironing for you!

 

Silk Stain Removal
Please, consult your dry cleaning specialist.

 

Travel
Pack your silk apparel as you would any clothing item. Simply hang the garment when you unpack. Minor packing wrinkles will disappear overnight.

 


Care of Silk Fabric: General Precautions
Silk is a natural protein fiber. Do not use chlorine bleach to clean silk; chlorine will damage the silk fabric
Avoid drying silk in direct sunlight as sunlight for a prolonged period will damage the silk fabric
Substances containing alcohol will damage silk fabric. So let your perfume and hairspray dry before dressing

 

Hand-painted silk is a unique and easy-to-care gift for a very long time. Go Shop for hand-painted silks

 

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