Care Instructions for Raw Silk

  1. Hand washing:

    • Hand wash raw silk in cold water using a gentle detergent specifically designed for delicate fabrics.
    • Gently agitate the fabric in the water, ensuring not to rub or wring it vigorously, as this can cause damage.
    • Allow the fabric to soak for a few minutes to remove any dirt or stains.
    • Rinse the item thoroughly with cold water to remove all traces of detergent.
  2. Drying:

    • After washing, gently squeeze out excess water from the fabric. Avoid twisting or wringing it.
    • Lay the item flat on a clean towel and roll it up to absorb more moisture.
    • Unroll the towel and reshape the item while it is still damp.
    • Avoid hanging raw silk to dry, as this can cause stretching. Instead, lay it flat on a drying rack or a clean, dry towel in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
  3. Ironing:

    • Use a cool iron or a silk setting on your iron for raw silk.
    • Place a clean, white cloth or a pressing cloth between the iron and the fabric to protect it from direct heat.
    • Gently press the iron onto the fabric, moving it in straight motions. Avoid applying too much pressure or staying in one area for too long, as this can flatten the texture of raw silk.
  4. Storing:

    • Store raw silk in a cool, dry place to prevent moisture buildup and the growth of mold or mildew.
    • Avoid exposing raw silk to direct sunlight or artificial light for prolonged periods, as this can cause color fading.
    • To prevent creasing, fold raw silk loosely and place it in a breathable fabric storage bag, or wrap it in acid-free tissue paper.
  5. Additional Tips:

    • Avoid exposing raw silk to perfumes, hairsprays, or other chemicals, as they can damage or discolor the fabric.
    • If a stain occurs, treat it immediately with a mild silk-friendly stain remover or seek professional help.