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How to Care for Silk?

Silk is a beautiful, natural fabric that feels soft on the skin and exudes timeless luxury. In this article, we'll show you how to safely wash, iron, and care for your silk garments, ensuring they retain their beauty and last for years to come.

Silk fabric

Why Silk Needs Special Care

Silk fibers are thinner and more delicate than many other fabrics, making them more susceptible to damage from friction, heat, and chemicals. Additionally, we dye our silk with plant-based dyes from flowers. A tip we received and are happy to share: treat silk dyed with flowers as you would a flower.

Silk is incredibly comfortable to wear and regulates heat well, making you sweat less and requiring less frequent washing of your silk garments. We recommend spot cleaning first or hanging your garment in the bathroom for a day. The steam and humidity in the bathroom can help neutralize odors and reduce wrinkles.

Our Step-by-Step Guide to Washing Silk:

  1. Check the Label: Before washing silk, always check the care label for specific instructions. Floria silk garments can be hand washed or machine washed on a silk setting.

  2. Hand Washing is Best: Ideally, silk should be hand washed in cold water, never exceeding 30 degrees Celsius.

  3. Can Silk Go in the Washing Machine? Yes, it can. Choose the silk program (ensure it's a low-spin cycle) and turn your garment inside out, placing it in a laundry bag.

  4. Which Detergent is Suitable for Silk? Use a mild detergent designed for wool or silk, with a nearly neutral pH value. Baby shampoo is also a popular recommendation. Do not use bleach.

  5. Avoid Rubbing or Wringing: Avoid harsh treatment of silk by not rubbing, scrubbing, or wringing it during washing. Gently submerge the garment and let it soak.

  6. Rinsing and Drying: Rinse the silk thoroughly with cold water to remove all soap residues. Gently press out excess water and lay the garment flat on a towel to dry, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

  7. Ironing Silk: If ironing is necessary, do so on the reverse side of the garment at a low temperature, using a cotton cloth between the iron and the silk to avoid direct contact.

Tips for Maintaining Silk:

  • Store silk in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

  • Avoid as much contact as possible with perfume and deodorant, as these substances can damage silk.

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