Care Tips for Silk Sheets

silk sheetsDelicate silk fabrics have their own requirements for cleaning which is different from others. Here are professional approaches for caring silk sheets:

Wash silk sheets by hand the first few times after purchase and use. This protects the silk’s sheen and softens the fibers. Use only lukewarm water and a gentle, biodegradable detergent or a detergent specially formulated for silk. Resist the urge to rub the fabric vigorously, and don’t let silk sheets soak too long. When removing the excess water from your sheets, don’t wring them with your bare hands. Wrap the silk sheet in a large towel and gently twist. Move up to a washing machine silk sheets after your first few hand washings. Always use the delicate wash cycle and tepid water no warmer than 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

It is usually possible to clean silk sheet set without damaging if you follow the simple guidelines above.