Washed silk fabric requires special care in order to maintain its appearance and longevity. Some of the main maintenance requirements for washed silk fabric include:
Cleaning: Washed silk fabric should be hand washed or dry cleaned, as machine washing and using detergents can cause shrinkage and damage to the fabric.
Water Temperature: Cold water should be used to clean washed silk fabric as hot water can shrink and damage the silk.
Detergent: Use a mild detergent or a special silk detergent to avoid damage to the fabric.
Drying: Do not wring or twist the silk fabric, instead gently press out excess water and lay it flat to dry. Avoid direct sunlight and heat.
Ironing: Use a cool iron and iron on the reverse side of the fabric to avoid any damage.
Storing: Store washed silk fabric in a cool, dry place, and avoid folding the fabric for long periods of time as this can cause creases. Use acid-free tissue paper to wrap the silk fabric before storing it.
Avoiding Exposure: Avoid exposing washed silk fabric to direct sunlight, heat, and chemicals such as perfumes and lotions as they can cause discoloration and damage to the fabric.