1. Check the label
Always first check the label. Some silk items could get damaged or loose color in washing machine.
2. Sort the laundry
Wash different colors and fabrics separately.
3. Use a protective mesh bag
Place the silk garment in a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase. This will help protect the garment during the washing process and prevent it from snagging on other items in the washing machine.
4. Add special detergent
Never use regular detergent using regular laundry detergent, which can be too harsh for silk and cause it to lose its natural luster.
5. Start the "delicate" cycle
Set the washing machine to the delicate or gentle cycle, using cool water. Avoid using water above 30°C, which can cause silk to shrink.
6. Soak the water with towel
After washing, put the silk on the towel and gently press the garment against the towel to remove excess water.
7. Hang dry
Hang the silk on a hanger or lay it flat to air dry. Avoid hanging silk in direct sunlight or using heat to dry it, as this can cause the silk to fade or become damaged.