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Silk is a beautiful and elegant, yet very delicate material. How to handle silk garments so as not to damage them? We advise.


In terms of care, silk is quite demanding. It doesn’t like the rush, lack of attention, and drastic measures. Therefore, it is not suitable for washing in a washing machine, spinning, or drying in a tumble dryer. Doing so would quickly lead to a loss of color and shape, and even the density of the material.

How to wash silk

A gentle hand wash is the best option. You can use a small bowl filled with lukewarm water. Temperature is very important – too warm could discolor the material. You should avoid invasive detergents, such as intensive washing powders or bleaches, by replacing them with a special silk washing liquid. If we do not have such a product, we can also use mild liquid soap or hair shampoo, preferably hypoallergenic. These cosmetics have a very delicate composition that will not damage the structure of the silk fabric or cause discoloration. When washing, it is absolutely forbidden to rub or squeeze the material! This operation should be done only by periodically dipping silk in water with a cleaning agent until the dirt disappears. However, this time should not be too long – ideally, it should not exceed a few minutes. Wet silk becomes much more delicate and susceptible to, for example, deformation. After washing, the fabric is best rinsed in cool water. You can add a little white vinegar to it to help remove any residual cleaner.

People who do not have the time or experience and are afraid that they will damage the material when cleaning on their own can have their silk garments dry cleaned. We also recommend this solution in the case of heavy soiling of the fabric. Specially selected technology will certainly remove stains more effectively than domestic hand washing, without exposing the material to damage.


Earlier we wrote that a tumble dryer is not suitable for silk care. The situation is the same with a hot radiator or a clothes dryer placed in bright sunlight. The situation is the same with a hot radiator or a clothes dryer placed in bright sunlight. High temperatures and intense sunlight could fade the material. Silk also cannot be twisted as this would lead to stretching and distortion. It is best to put the wet fabric on a towel and gently drain it, then dry it flat or hang it carefully on a hanger.


Can you iron a silk scarf? Yes, but you need to do it gently. Preferably on the left side and through a thin layer of cotton – it can be gauze or a clean cloth. It is necessary to check the settings of the iron – we can choose the mode called “silk”, and if our iron does not have such a marking, set it to a maximum of 150 degrees. The fabric should be slightly damp during ironing.

Daily silk care

If our silk treasures are already clean, we would be happy to put them back on. However, let’s not forget about everyday activities that will make the fabric retain its flawless appearance for longer and will look fantastic. It is worth remembering one thing in particular – perfumes, like silk, are a unique, feminine attribute, but they should be applied directly to the skin, not to the fabric that could damage it. It is also worth paying attention to the method of storage – silk scarves and other outfits and accessories are best placed on a hanger or carefully folded so that no bends or creases appear on them.


We recommend storing silk in a closet, dressing room, or another shaded area, as prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause the color to fade. We propose to store our products in their original packaging.

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