Wear & Care
Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm .
You can put your silk items in a gentle wash cycle, but it’s best to hand wash these items one at a time in the sink. Never wring your silk items-and never toss them in the dryer. After drying, hang silk items in your closet on soft hangers to prevent silky items from slipping. For long term storage, make sure they are protected from any creatures that love to eat silk fibres.
Always point out stains when you drop your silk clothing off at the cleaners. Let them know about any home solutions you’ve tried, because that could affect the outcome. If you’ve had a problem with colorfastness, give them a heads up about that, too.
People believe that delicates like silk need to be sent to the dry cleaners, but you can actually care for silk items at home.
We advise you follow the care instructions that are sewn into the side of each garment.