How to wash a silk pillowcase - Silk care guide NZ - The ultimate guide
When it comes to caring for mulberry silk, it's a delicate fabric that needs gentle handling. Our 100% silk pillowcases and accessories are made with the highest grade mulberry silk (grade 6A long fibre), which means that the silk is high-quality, durable, and designed to last.
Due to its delicate fibers, silk should typically only be hand washed or dry cleaned. Our mulberry silk pillowcases can be machine-washed on a cool delicate cycle due to the quality of the silk we use. For best results, however, we recommend hand-washing silk pillowcases whenever possible. Your LOVESILK products will last longer if you hand wash them in cool water.
Quick tips - how to a wash silk pillowcase
• Only use a silk-friendly detergent
• Do not mix silk products with other clothes when washing
• Do not use any bleach or fabric conditioner
• Wash in cool water (30 degrees celsius or below)
• Line dry and avoid any heat or sunlight when drying
• To keep the silky feel, iron on a silk setting after washing
Below is a step-by-step guide to follow for both hand-washing and machine-washing your mulberry silk pillowcases and silk accessories.
MACHINE WASH INSTRUCTIONS
- Turn your silk pillowcase inside out and place in a protective laundry bag.
- Machine wash on the delicate setting on a cold wash below 30°C
- Always use a pH neutral or delicate detergent.
- Do not mix silk products with other clothes when washing
- Do not use fabric softener - Do not use bleach - Do not tumble dry
- Dry on a laundry stand away from direct heat
- If you have a steamer, this is a great way to iron out any creases in the silk pillowcase. Alternatively, iron the silk pillowcase while still damp using a low temperature silk setting. We recommend ironing through a damp cotton cloth or using the steam setting.
HAND WASH INSTRUCTIONS
- Use cold water or water below 30°C
- Always use a pH neutral or delicate detergent
- Avoid fabric softener
- Avoid twisting and wringing excessively
- Hang to dry on a laundry stand away from direct heat or sunlight
- Iron on a low heat only, for pillowcases we recommend to iron inside out
- We recommend to hand wash our other products including scrunchies, eye masks and face masks.
- If you have a steamer, this is a great way to iron out any creases in the silk pillowcase. Alternatively, iron while still damp using a low temperature silk setting. We recommend ironing through a damp cotton cloth or using a steam setting.
Washing silk is all about a gentle touch and gentle detergent to protect the fibers. Take your time and you'll be rewarded with an investment that will last you for years.