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Silk care instructions

Correct care will insure that you silk products will last for years without losing their quality. Here are few Do's and Dont's need to be observed as silk is a natural fibre.


  • Always iron the backside only.


  • Spray silk with perfume or deodorant.
  • Bleach silk.
  • Expose silk to direct sunlight for longer periods of time.
  • Spray silk with water while ironing.
  • Treat individual stains with water.
  • Wring dry.

Hand wash instructions

In contrast to the widespread opinion that silk can only be dry cleaned, silk products can be washed by hand without being damaged.

  • Soak silk in lukewarm water for 3-5 minutes.
  • Gently move the fabric during soaking from side to side.
  • After a maximum of 5 minutes, remove silk from water.
  • Wrap silk in a dry towel to remove the remaining liquid.
  • Silk should always be ironed from the backside.
  • Don't iron silk too hot.