Silk Care

CARING FOR YOUR SILK GARMENTS

Our garments are made to the highest possible standards. The details are handmade, and we always use French seams for beauty and strength.
The best quality 19 momme silk satin is used for most of our designs, and this being quite a thick silk, has a beautiful weight and drapes elegantly.

Silk is a natural fibre and needs as much care as possible. The gentler you wash your silk garments, the longer they will retain their beautiful sheen and smoothness and the better they will care for you.

To maximise the life of your exquisite silk garments, we highly recommend using our specialist silk detergent.

We understand busy lifestyles and have developed our silk fabrics with easy-care in mind. You may wash your silks by machine as long as you follow our recommendations for prolonging the life of your garments.

THE SILK BOUTIQUE DELICATE SILK WASH

£10

The Silk Boutique’s very own specially formulated Gentle Silk Wash.
Our delicate hand or machine wash liquid is hypo-allergenic, non-irritating, non-sensitising and dermatologist tested.

Made with natural ingredients, this gentle formula removes stains and odours whilst preserving the beauty and condition of silk fabrics.

The perfect way to care for your treasured silk luxuries.

WASHING

MACHINE WASHING

If washing by machine, only wash on a delicates or silk/wool cycle. Add a capful to the drawer, there is no need for fabric conditioner.
Opt for the lowest temperature and use a low spin cycle that will gently wring excess water.
To further maintain the sheen of silk, place your items inside a mesh wash bag or pillowcase during washing to prevent damage to delicate trims. We also recommend that you machine wash your silks separately from other clothing.

HAND WASHING

Hand wash in lukewarm water or at 30 degrees celsius with our silk-friendly detergent.
Leave to soak for a few minutes then rinse with fresh water.
Remove excess water by gently pressing your silk into a ball. Do not wring out!

DRYING

Leave your silk to dry flat on a towel or hang on a smooth padded hanger to allow creases to drop out.
Do not tumble dry and do not leave to dry in direct sunlight or on a radiator. Iron on the reverse on a cool setting to restore lustre.

STORING

Avoid storing in sunlight as this may weaken fibres and fade colours.
Do not store in plastic as this may lock in moisture and damage the silk fabric.