Silk Sheets can cost hundreds of dollars or even more for good reason. These silk sheets are made from a natural fiber that is more difficult and time consuming to make than other fibers. But the result is a set of sheets that feels incredibly soft and luxurious next to the skin. As silk sheets are easily damaged, it is often recommended that these sheets be dry-cleaned. However, silk sheets can be washed, if care is taken.
First, keep your heels, elbows, knees and hands from getting rough and cracked as this can cause some snagging and pilling of the silk sheets as well as pulling fibers. Second, treat the stains right away as food and beverage stains can quickly become permanent if allowed to dry. Third, If you are not taking the silk sheets to the dry cleaner, wash and rinse them by hand in cool water, gently squeezing the water out of them. Lay them flat to dry on a thick cotton towel. After the first few washings by hand, you can switch to the gentle cycle in the washing machine, using cool water. Last, If you absolutely must iron your mulberry silk sheets, set the iron to the coolest setting, no steam, and press by quickly running the iron over the silk sheets while still slightly damp.
Taking good care of your 100% mulberry silk sheets and you can keep them for many years.