how to care for silk

How to Wash and Care for Silk

One of the most luxurious fabrics of all, silk is notoriously difficult to deal with than other fabrics – but not if you know what you’re doing. When you head out to work and grab a warm silk scarf on your way out the door, or get ready for bed and slide into your favourite silk nightgown, you don’t want to have to worry about getting it stained.

At OMO, we’re here to help you treat your silk with care, and show you how to keep your favourite silk garments looking, and feeling, as good as new.

Read The Label

This may seem obvious, but not enough people simply read the instructions printed on the label. At the end of the day, the creators of the garment know how best to treat silk. So why not follow their advice to properly care for your favourite silk garments?

Wipe Away Annoying Stains

From coffee spills at work to dinner disaster stains at home, you are bound to eventually find yourself having to deal with removing unwanted blemishes from your silk. Using a wet cloth or sponge, wipe or softly blot at any stains visible on your beautiful silk. Next, take a dry white towel and press it on the spot where the stain was and repeat this process until the stain is no longer visible.

Cold Water Is Key

Always wash your silk in cold water. Why cold water, you ask? Purely because hot water has been known to shrink silk. If you feel your silk garment needs a thorough wash, simply add it to a bowl filled with cold water, along with a scoop OMO Gentle Handwash Powder, and softly massage your piece of silk with your hands. 

Iron On A Low Heat

Make sure that your silk is still slightly damp and that your iron is set to a low heat when you feel it needs to be ironed. If your silk garb is bone dry and your iron is piping hot, it will burn straight through your silk.