Silk Sheets & Garments
Silk is amazingly strong and light. That's why they make parachutes and
printer ribbons out of it, apart from many other things. However, it
does need particular care to maintain its beauty and strength.
Silk Washing Instructions
The reason that silk is so strong and light is that it is made of
protein, just like you. And just like you, it is sensitive to harsh
cleansers. It is best washed in a pure, gentle soap (If you wouldn't
use it on your skin, don't use it on your silk). You can use gentle
cycles on your washing machine, using medium temperatures (Not Hot or
Cold). Use maximum water level, and wash and rinse at the same
temperature. Do not wring. Hang to dry, or if necessary use low
temperatures and dry on the gentle cycle in your dryer. Remove well
before it is completely dry and let air do the rest. For garments and
small bedlinen items such as pillowcases, it is wise to turn them
inside out and use a large lingerie bag. If pressing is desired, press
inside out while the item is slighly damp and on the silk setting only.
Never use any of the following:
your silk away from Perfumes, Hairspray, and Deodorants. Most of these
are alcohol based, which can dissolve silk. Nail polish remover is also
very bad for silk.
Do not allow silk to
become heavily soiled. Silk can be weakened by perspiration, and the
perspiration stains are almost impossible to remove.
Keep your silk out of direct sunlight ~ just like people, it can get sunburned.
Silk is a wonderful fabric. The extra care you give it will repay you
in longer life for your sheets and garments.
These silk wash instructions are for St. Geneve Silk Bedlinens and St. Geneve
silk nightwear. They may not be appropriate for other manufacturer's