How to Wash Silk at Home
If you take good care of your silk products, they can maintain its durability & last for many years.
Although our silk fabric is machine washable, we strongly recommend you to hand wash it for it to last longer. Here's how 👇
How to hand wash silk pillowcase, using white vinegar and delicate wash
How to hand wash reusable silk face mask
- Hand wash or machine wash using cold water ( < 40 Degree Celcius)
- Use pH neutral detergent/delicate detergent/detergent for silk or wool
- Steam iron on low heat
- Flat iron with a layer of cloth on top or flat iron on the reverse, to protect the silk fabric
- Line dry in shade
- If machine wash, use delicate/silk/wool cycle, and put the silk products in a laundry mesh bag
- Don't bleach
- Don't tumble dry
- Don't use detergent/product with trichloroethylene
- Don't use fabric softener (you may use white vinegar instead)
- Don't use washing powder, body soap, dish soap, hand soap
- Don't dry directly under hot sun.
Do note that baby friendly natural detergents (made of natural ingredients) ARE NOT THE SAME AS pH neutral detergent dedicated for silk/wool fabric.
Even though some detergent are made for baby and it is baby friendly. These type of biological and anti-bacterial detergents might contain enzymes that regrettably degrade the structure of both wool and silk fibres, so these detergents should be avoided if there is no indication that they are suitable for silk/wool products.
Always check with the laundry detergent seller/producer if unsure.
What detergent is safe for your silk?
You can use any silk or wool-safe detergents because of their pH-neutral nature. If you don't have it on hand, just use a few tiny drops of your hair shampoo as detergent for your silk products.
Silk is a natural fibre and washing in a solution that’s too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash.