How To Care For Your Silk Nightwear

How To Care For Your Silk Nightwear

If you have ever worried that owning silk means expensive dry clean bills or complicated care instructions, we’re here to debunk that myth! Choosing to wrap yourself up in the highest-quality fabric doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We’re here to break down the best ways to care for your 100% mulberry silk nightwear from hand washing to machine washings.

Before we dive in, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Things To Keep In Mind

It doesn’t matter what kind of silk product you have or the method of washing you choose, if you want to maintain the gorgeous lustre and texture of your silk nightwear, you need to remember:

DO:

  • Check the fabric care label on your item
  • Use lukewarm water (30°C/86°F)
  • Wash different colours separately
  • Use a gentle or specialized detergent
  • Lay flat to dry
  • Iron on cold as needed

DON’T:

  • DO NOT use bleach
  • DO NOT use fabric softener
  • Avoid direct sunlight exposure
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not wring out your silk nightwear
  • Keep away from pets and sharp objects

Hand Washing Your Silk Nightwear At Home

Here’s your easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction to hand wash your 100% silk mulberry nightwear

1. Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water

Lukewarm water (30°C/86°F) is the ideal temperature for handwashing silk nightwear

2. Add a few drops of mild or gentle detergent

We recommend using a specialized detergent for silk otherwise choose your favourite mild or gentle detergent

3. Let your silk nightwear soak for 3-minutes

Soak your items and leave them for three minutes

4. Lightly agitate your silk nightwear around in the water

Gentle plunge your silk nightwear up and down in the water to move the water and soap suds through the fabric, removing any dirt or residue. This motion simulates the motion of your washing machine but is way gentler

5. Rinse the items in lukewarm water

Remove the items from the sudsy washbasin and rinse them with clean, lukewarm water until all the detergent soap suds have been washed out and the water runs clear

6. Use a clean white towel to soak up excess water after the wash

DO NOT WRING OUT OR RUB YOUR SILK NIGHTWEAR. Instead, place your silk nightwear on a clean white towel to soak up any water from your item

7. Hang or lay flat to dry, avoiding direct sunlight

Lay your silk nightwear flat to dry or hang if preferred, but avoid direct sunlight to avoid any damage or fading of the fabric

Machine Washing Your Silk Nightwear At Home

Here’s your easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction to machine wash your 100% silk mulberry nightwear

1. Check the fabric label

Before getting your laundry ready to wash, check the labels within your garment for instructions on how to best care for it

2. Sort the laundry

Separate your laundry to wash colours and fabrics of likeness together

3. Use a protective mesh bag

Turn your silk nightwear inside out and place inside a mesh bag to protect the fabric in the washing machine

4. Add the proper amount of mild or gentle detergent

Use a specialized, mild or gentle detergent and follow the instructions on the bottle to best care for your silk nightwear

5. Use the delicate setting on your washing machine

Use the “Delicate” or “Gentle” setting on your washing machine

6. Minimize spin time

Either turn off the spin cycle or reduce the length of the cycle because sinning can very dangerous for the fabric and weaken it

7. Use a towel to soak up excess water after the wash

Remove your items from the washing machine and place them on a clean, white towel to remove any excess water

8. Hang item or lay flat to dry

Hang your items or lay them flat to dry but avoid direct exposure to sunlight

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