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.
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.
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.
Hang to dry, or dry without heat
If you choose to hang outside, avoid direct sunlight. If you prefer the dryer, keep the silk item in the large washing bag and 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