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How To Take Care Of Silk Clothing

Published at 03/26/2012 07:27:24


The word silk in itself sounds so luxurious. Even the sound of it is like music to the ears. And obviously so much has been said about the feel of silk, which is just so smooth and so comfortable. Sometimes it can be too smooth to handle, and that’s when you need to take care of your silk clothing. All types of garments need to be dry cleaned for saving them, but that’s not the thing in case of silk. You may already know about taking care of your silk clothing but read on to find out more about it.

Step 1

What you should never use for silk

Silk is a form of natural protein and there is a long list of products, which cannot be used on silk clothing. One of the products is bleach. Bleach is known for taking out the color from silk and should not be used on any silk clothing.


Step 2

Another harmful product for silk clothing is harsh detergents, and they are known to create holes and rips in silk. If your silk clothes are stained by any chance, then the best thing, you can do is to soak them overnight in cold water. This will work only before the stains set deep into the clothes so you need to be alert and careful.

Step 3

How to take care of silk

The best way to take care of silk clothing such as scarves, dress or blouse, is by washing them with a detergent which is mild. Don’t wash your silk clothes in washing machines as that can be too harsh for the fabric. Always wash your silk clothes by hand and don’t expose them to the harsh washing process of a machine. If you don’t have time for hand washing, then you can put your silk clothes in a machine after putting them in a bag.  

Step 4

Use a lingerie bag for putting all the silk clothing as it’s extremely delicate in nature. The usage of the lingerie bag will ensure that your silk clothes last for as long as you live! There are certain products specifically meant for silk, and you can buy any one of them. You can also use a mild soap for washing your silk clothes as they are gentle on the fabric. Never place your silk clothes in a dryer and always hang them out to dry.

Step 5

There are many silk loving people in this world and most of them are unaware of how to take care of their silk clothing. But it’s a really easy process and can be done from the comforts of your home, as long as it’s followed correctly.


Always keep your silk clothes away from hard detergents for preventing damage and thinning of the fabric. Use mild soaps or detergents to wash them and always do so with your hands. If these simple rules are followed, then you won’t have to worry about your silk clothing. They will last for a long time and will adorn you for many, many years.