SILK is a kind of lightweight and breathable material that is also hypoallergenic, durable and perfect for both summer and winter months. Luckily, more and more people realize the importance of pure silk, and buy silk products for bedroom. When it comes to caring for bedding, many people might find themselves repeatedly washing sheets, and they will doubt that whether it will destroy their valuable sheets. However, when treated properly, silk fabric can last many years due to its natural durability.
Housewives are all have their own inherited washing methods of bedding fabrics from mothers or books. While silk is different. Many customers ask how to wash silk sheets. It seems that they do not have a clear concept of silk washing. And there are really some tips that should be kept in mind when it comes to silk washing.
Silk sheets should be washed by hand the first two to three times, but after that it is OK to launder them in a washing machine as long as using the proper method. Do not scrub vigorously. It is better to put silk sheets into a dry-cleaner. However, fewer family have this machine. Using the high quality washing machine is also fine. Select the delicate cycle. This means using the same cycle that people use to wash wool. Ensure the water is lukewarm. Use a protective bag.
Do not use the extra spin cycle. Or use the short spinning cycle. Silk sheets do not need to be spined too much. Hang the silk sheets on a clothesline and allow to dry in an area out of direct sunlight, which causes damage to silk. Silk sheets can also be dried in the dryer on the lowest temperature setting.
Iron them. Of course, the smoothness is best created by ironing the sheets; do this when they are still slightly wet. This step is optional. Silk bedding should be washed clean and stored in a dry place due to the season changes. If live in humidity areas, the bedding should be regularly dried. But attention please! Silky Fabric should not be stored with mothballs to avoid yellowing; Just place silk products in the appropriate humidity, well-ventilated place.
Silk sheets usually shrink slightly the first few times they are washed. This is normal and not cause for concern. Wash sheets separately from other laundry to prevent damage.
DO NOT USE BLEACH on silk sheets.