Care For Your Silk
Silk is a very delicate and luxurious material and here at Paula London, we consider silk an investment and highly recommend that you treat your silk with the utmost care and attention. See details below on how to care for your silk:
- Do not put your silk in the washing machine (Dry Clean & Handwash Only).
- To handwash, place your silk in cold water with a mild Silk-friendly detergent.
- Leave to soak (No more than 5 minutes).
- Swish silk slowly and gently (Do not squeeze, twist or rub your Silk).
- Rinse with fresh cold water.
- To help keep your silk hydrated, use a fabric conditioner in the final rinse (No more than 5 minutes).
- Rinse well in cold water.
- To remove excess moisture ball your silk together (wringing your silk will damage its fibres), lay it flat and roll it in a towel to absorb any lingering moisture.
- Lay flat to dry (Never put your silk in a dryer or expose to direct sunlight).
- Set the iron to low heat or silk setting.
- Iron your silk only once its dry and be sure to put a cloth between your silk and the iron.
- Do not spray or wet your silk while ironing, you may get water-stains.
To avoid ironing, store your silk by hanging it in a cool dry place - silk creases, so do not fold or leave it bunched up for long. If storing your silk for a long period of time, make sure it’s clean and stored in a breathable fabric.
Store your silk away from the sun to avoid fading of colours and weakening of fibre. Silk is a protein, this means it can attract moths, so if you add a natural moth repellent into the bag or storage your silk will be sure to thank you.