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How to Care for Silk

Silk is a favorite fabric of ours, and always feels so luxurious to wear! But taking care of it can feel daunting. No matter how long you’ve owned your silk item, refreshing yourself on how to best tend to it is always a good idea!

Silk is a favorite fabric of ours, and always feels so luxurious to wear! But taking care of it can feel daunting. No matter how long you’ve owned your silk item, refreshing yourself on how to best tend to it is always a good idea!

 

STEP 1

Hand wash for the first wash

You can do this by dissolving a Small Load Sensitive Skin pod in a basin of cold water. (Our Sensitive Skin pods are formulated free of harsh enzymes so they are gentle enough to be used on silk and will not harden the fibers.) Hang to dry.

Step 2

For following washes, use a mesh bag

You can wash silk in the washing machine as long as it is washed with like fabrics and in a Large Mesh Bag.

Step 3

Use a delicate setting

Select your delicate setting and wash on cold. Use a Sensitive Skin Detergent Pod and avoid using fabric softeners, bleach, or optical brighteners so that you don't damage the fibers.

Step 4

Hang to dry, or dry without heat

If you choose to hang outside, avoid direct sunlight. If you prefer the dryer, select the air setting with no heat and no dryer sheet! Silk repels moisture and should dry very quickly.


Products to use:
Small Load Sensitive Skin Pods