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  • Writer's pictureSinar Saredah

12 best tips to care for your silk garments

1. Use Hand Wash if Possible

  • Use Cold Water: Fill a basin with cold water.

  • Mild Detergent: Add a small amount of mild detergent or silk-specific soap.

  • Gentle Agitation: Gently swirl the garment for a few minutes.


2. Very gentle Machine Wash

  • Delicate Cycle: Use the delicate or silk cycle.

  • Mesh Bag: Place the garment in a mesh laundry bag.

  • Cold Water: Always use cold water.

3. Do not use a dryer machine

  • No Wringing: Gently press out excess water.

  • Air Dry: Lay flat on a clean, dry towel or hang in a shaded area.

  • Avoid Sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause fading.


4. Use very low iron heat

  • Low Heat: Use the lowest heat setting on your iron.

  • Inside Out: Turn the garment inside out.

  • Use a Cloth: Place a thin cloth between the iron and the silk.

5. Proper Storage Rooms

  • Cool, Dry Place: Store in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.

  • Hanging: Use padded hangers to avoid stretching.

  • Avoid Plastic: Store in breathable cotton garment bags.

6. Do not leave stains hanging

  • Do not leave stains hanging!! Treat immediately.

  • Blot, Don’t Rub: Blot the stain gently with a clean, damp cloth.

  • Mild Detergent: Use a small amount of mild detergent on the stain.

  • Rinse: Rinse with cold water and air dry.


7. Dry Clean Silk (check your labels)

  • For delicate or heavily soiled items, yes.

  • Check Labels: Follow care label instructions.

  • Trusted Cleaners: Use a reputable dry cleaner experienced with silk.


8. Use Hair dryer to dry your silk (if needed)

  • Not the most professional. But it works

  • Best if you need your garments on the day.

  • Hnag on a hanger and use the lowest heat on the ahir dryer.


9. Use the Sinar Saredah Method (done within 24 hours)

The sinar saredah method is what we call when we have gathered the years of experience dry cleaning silk garments of many kinds. See what we can do for you.

10. Ask a friend that wears the same silk as you

  • The best thing to always do is to ask a friend how they care for their silk.

  • Ask them how they do it.

  • Let them share their secrets to you.


11. Use very eco friendly soap/detergent

Make sure to check the chemical content of the detergent

Some brand mentions are:

  • Dropps Unscented Stain & Odor Detergent

  • 9 Elements Eucalyptus Liquid Laundry Detergent

  • Method Concentrated Laundry Detergent

  • Smol Non-Bio Capsules


12. Use natural air ventilation

  • Allow natural air exposed and protected from sunlight to pass through the silk

  • This will get rid the smell dirt and grim

  • Find the best time to hang your silk garments (in Malaysia, best time is 10am till 12pm. Anything after that is too hot)


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