Tips of Hand Washing Silk

To keep your silk bedding as intact as possible, we are here to tell some tips on how to hand wash silk.
Silk Bed Sets
Hand washing silk bed sets is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Almost all silk can be hand washed (and would not shrink if the silk fabric were pre-shrunk before sewing). 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 (such as Ivory Liquid) 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. Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided. Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners. Do not wring or twist; roll in towel to extract water.

Don’t fuss over on those trifles if you hate to wash something, we’ll talk about how to machine wash silk duvet cover set next time! Keep reading!