Silk is a very durable natural fibre that can last a long time if it’s taken care of properly. It can be weakened by perspiration and deodorants, and these may also affect some dyes. To try to minimize the effects of these substances, clean your silk garments immediately after wearing if there are any stains caused by perspiration or deodorant.
- Thai Silk should be professionally dry-clean only.
- Do not Use Chlorine Bleach.
- Use mild detergent such as Woolite or LOC in lukewarm water and soak the garment for about 10 minutes.
- Using both hands, gently scrubs the soiled or stained area of the garment to remove the stain.
- Rinse but not wring, with clean water several times and hang the material on a hanger to drip-dry in shaded or covered area.
- While garment is slightly wet (damp), use a warm setting (silk setting) for a dry iron or low setting for steam iron and gently press on garment.
- Spray-on starch can be used to facilitate the pressing.
- Do not wait for garment to completely dry before ironing.
- If the Fabric is already dry, either dampen the silk with a misted spray or distilled water; or you could slightly wet a cloth with distilled water and iron the cloth directly on top of silk; ensure the fabric remains damp as you iron.
- Keep used or cleaned Thai silk garments on hangers covered with plastic.
- For long term storage, silk should be sealed against light, air and insects.