We would be lying, if we told that silk does not require a special care, but this is not as difficult as it may seem if you learn the few basics of handling and cleaning silk products.
Iskriva silk pillowcase is made from 100% mulberry silk of 22 momms, which is not the thinnest nor the thickets silk treads. We could say it’s right in the middle, as the thickest is 30mm, while the thinnest 16mm. Our 22mm pillowcase enables you to freely wash it by hand or in washing machine.
How to wash silk pillowcase?
You can find basic instructions for care and cleaning silk pillowcases in the table below:
|Washing on 30 ° C|
|Iron inside out (with low temperature)|
|Do not tumble dry|
|Bleaching is not allowed|
|Dry cleaning is not allowed|
Please read through the following instructions carefully before washing your silk products in order to avoid any damages to the silk fabric.
Washing silk by hand is the most recommended way. To do this, put a little mild liquid detergent (no bleach) or even better a detergent for washing silk products in cold water, then soak the pillowcase and let it soak for a maximum of 3 minutes. Do not rub it during soaking, as silk is sensitive to mechanical influences in the form of rubbing and friction. Then wash the cover well, but do not wring it out, as this will damage the silk.
Lay the wet pillowcase on a flat surface, you can also put it on a towel and wipe it lightly without twisting or rubbing it, and then hang it to dry. Do not use clothes pegs, as you will find it difficult to get rid of the imprint left by the pegs. Also, do not dry the silk pillowcase too close to the radiator or stove.
Washing silk in the washing machine
Check the functions of your washing machine. If your washing machine has a Silk program that provides gentle washing of delicate silk at low temperatures and is optimally adapted to the needs of silk, then follow the instructions of the washing machine manufacturer, but do not ignore the instructions on the product. In our case, when washing the silk pillow cover, do not wash at a temperature higher than 30 ° C. When washing, use a mild liquid detergent (no bleach) or even better a detergent for washing silk products. If you have a mesh laundry bag, put a pillowcase in it so that the material is not damaged in any way during washing.
So, if your washing machine does not have a special program for silk, wash the silk pillowcases by hand and dry them outdoors.
Do not expose silk to direct sunlight, as this may damage the silk fibers.
Given that silk is sensitive to high temperatures, we advise you to iron the pillowcase upside down at a low temperature (Silk program – symbolically one dot). Be careful with steam irons, because at high temperatures, it can leave stains on silk that are irreparable.
If you want to polish the silk cover better, polish it moist, but make sure that it is really moist and not wet.
Silk shrinking during wash
Silk is a natural material, so don’t be surprised if your silk pillowcase shrinks during washing. It is common for silk to shrink between 5% – 7%.
“Sometimes it is necessary to change your habits and put some effort into washing silk in the desire for more beautiful and radiant skin.”
Let’s say a few more words in defense of silk
Despite the “complexity” of washing silk, we can say that the silk pillowcase is a very grateful material due to its natural material. Why?
We dare say that almost every woman smears her face with her chosen night cream before going to bed, which is usually heavier and more nourishing than the day cream, in the desire to achieve its purpose. Does this cream stay on your face and achieve its purpose if you sleep on a regular cotton cover? Silk, unlike cotton, with its unique property allows the skin to breathe during sleep and not absorb the cream, which must be absorbed into the skin.
So every time you wash a silk pillowcase keep in mind that you are doing something for yourself and for your facial skin.