CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SILKS LABELLED ‘HAND WASH':
Wondering whether you’ll need a private laundry service or a platinum dry-cleaning account if you invest in beautiful new silks? No need for either! Follow our simple how-to instructions of what to do and - perhaps more importantly - what not to do to care for your silks.
1. Use the Right Detergent
The Laundress knows how tricky it is to care for delicates. We stock their special ‘Delicate Wash’ formula that removes perspiration, body oils and stains while cleaning and preserving fabrics. Ideal for silk sleepwear and accessories, why dry clean when you can provide better care for your delicates at home, minus the cost.
2. A Cold Hand-Wash
Gently hand-wash your silks in cold water with your ‘Delicate Wash’ detergent. Silk does not tolerate heat and may shrink or weaken if washed in warm or hot water. Do not bleach, soak or vigorously rub the garments. Although hand-washing does require a little extra effort, it will preserve your silk’s smoothness for longer.
3. How to Dry Your Silks
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY! Silk is an extremely delicate, natural fabric which will be irreparably damaged if placed in a dryer. For best results line dry your silks in the shade, as exposure to the sun can fade and damage the fabric.
4. And the Final Step…?
Wear them! Silk is likely to crinkle after a wash, it’s part of its nature, but the best way to prevent this is to wear them! Silk is a natural fibre and the oils from your body will help soften it up after a wash. The ultimate in natural luxury, your silk sleepwear will have you feeling like a goddess every night!