Maintenance of StarSilk products
- pH neutral liquid detergent
- machine wash delicate 30°C (delicates wash bag)
- hand wash 30°C
- dry clean
- iron low heat
- steam or dry
- do not bleach
- do not tumble dry
Traditionally, silk is hand wash and dry clean only. Ours are of the highest quality so they are machine washable, but they are still silk and need as much care as we can give them.
ALWAYS use a ph neutral liquid detergent and/or fabric softener. 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. If you can't find a detergent that specifies ph level then just go for one that specifies silk. Do not use bleach products.
Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn't specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold.
A delicates bag is optional, depending on your washing machine and whether or not it tends to grab items and tear them.
If you wish to maximise the life of your silk products, hand washing is the ultimate method.
The gentler you wash your silk products, the longer it will keep its sheen.
The same goes for drying your silk products, do not place in tumble dryer.
In other words, the better you care for your silk products, the better they will care for you.