Silk Fabric Hand Washing

silk sheetsSilk bedding is made out of silk fabric which is a natural protein fiber and produced in such a variety of weaves, textures and weights that some suggestions for hand washing should be considered.

Hand washing silk sheets is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Almost all silk can be hand washed. If you have hard water, you may wish to first add a spoonful of borax to the washing water. Use lukewarm water and mild, non-alkaline soap or baby shampoo. While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue or, add a few drops of hair conditioner to the final rinse water for extra silky feel. Silk duvet for any more than a few minutes should be avoided.

Don’t use chlorine bleach to clean silk bed sets. To avoid the damage of the silk fabric, don’t dry silk bedspreads in direct sunlight as sunlight for a long period.