How to wash and care for silk

WASH & DRY

  • Silk shouldn’t be washed after every wear. Instead, hang silk garments to ventilate, away from direct sunlight which can damage the colour.
  • Silk is best hand-washed with a specialist detergent in lukewarm water, without soaking as this can release some dye. Rinse the silk garment without wringing. 
  • To machine wash silk, wash at 30°C or lower, on a low spin using a small amount of detergent. A mesh bag can help protect silk garments from snagging or twisting too much in the washer.
  • To dry, lay the silk garment on a towel and roll up the towel to absorb excess moisture. Then lay flat on a drying rack or hang to air dry.

MAINTAIN AND STORE

  • Store your silk itemson a hanger in a dark place to protect the colors. If you pack them away for a longer period, fold the garment.
  • To iron silk, use the lowest temperature on an iron, or for an energy-efficient method, simply hang in the bathroom while taking a hot shower. The steam will reduce creases.

BENEFITS

Fine delicate, fluid elegant, light-catching

March 22, 2022 — MO&Co. Official