Silk is renowned for its incredible softness and smoothness. It caresses your skin and provides a sensation of gentleness with every touch. Thanks to its natural breathability, silk allows your skin to breathe and regulates temperature, creating comfort even in the hottest weather.
Silk is a 100% natural protein fiber composed of fibroin. To preserve the unique properties, durability, and exceptional beauty of this natural fabric, it is important to follow basic care guidelines for silk products (such as bedding and clothing).
Silk, being similar in composition to human skin, cannot tolerate hot water or alkaline substances found in regular laundry detergents. Most silk items can be hand-washed or machine-washed on a gentle cycle at a temperature of 30ºC, using specialized natural detergents designed specifically for silk. Set the washing machine to the "Silk" or "Delicate" mode. As a final step, it is recommended to rinse silk items in cold water with a 9% vinegar solution (5 tablespoons of vinegar per 10 liters of water) to neutralize any remaining alkaline residue, which can be harmful to the fabric.
Avoid using chlorine bleach or other harsh bleaching agents on silk, as they can cause discoloration and accelerate fabric deterioration. Do not use fabric softeners on silk.
Although only high-quality and environmentally friendly dyes are used for coloring silk bedding, it is advisable to wash it separately from other items of similar color to prevent color bleeding.
Do not wring out wet silk fabric or tumble dry it in a dryer. Avoid drying silk in direct sunlight, as it may cause color fading.
When ironing silk, do so on the reverse side using a low-temperature setting (not exceeding 200 degrees Celsius). Avoid keeping the iron pressed on the fabric for more than 5 seconds to prevent damage to the silk fibers.
Remember that perspiration, deodorants, and direct sunlight can weaken silk fibers. Cosmetics containing alcohol (such as perfumes, nail polish, and hair spray) can also be harmful to silk fabric.
Do not wear dirty silk garments. Clean or launder them at the slightest sign of dirt or stains.
After washing, silk fabric may shrink by a maximum of 3 percent.
While most silk items can be subjected to wet or dry cleaning, we do not recommend it, as chemical residues may not only damage the silk but also cause allergic reactions. To preserve the hypoallergenic properties of silk, it is important to ensure that no chemical residue is left on the silk fibers after cleaning.
By following these care instructions, you can maintain the exceptional quality and longevity of your silk items, ensuring they remain beautiful and luxurious for years to come.