Turn your garment inside out and wash gently by hand or machine
Cool to warm temperatures are best. Do not overheat with a hot-water wash or hot iron.
Use a mild detergent, such as a wool wash. We recommend the Ecostore delicates wash. There’s no need for harsh chemicals such as strong washing powders or bleach. These contain brighteners and whiteners that can damage the silk fibre and make it appear dull.
Rinse well. Squeeze or gentle spin excess water. Do not wring.
Line dry or hang inside out of direct sunlight. No tumble driers required. It doesn’t take long!
Cool iron only (set iron to delicate or wool setting)
Allow 5% shrinkage
Tips & tricks
To remove perspiration or deodorant build up under the arms, soak overnight in a bucket of cool to lukewarm water with a half-cup of white vinegar added. The vinegar neutralises the alkaline build up left by sweat and washing powders. Rinse and line dry or wash as normal.
To remove oil stains left by food, try sponging with warm water and a little mild dish wash detergent. The key is to get to it quickly and NEVER rub at the stain. Sandwich the wet fabric between a towel and press together to remove the moisture, then leave to dry.