Mulberry silk is one of the finest fabrics that you can get on the market. It features a wonderful, luxurious feel.
It stands up incredibly well to the dying process required to give it such rich and wonderful color. It is hypoallergenic. And perhaps even better is the fact that it carries no weird, synthetic odors.
However, it needs to be said, that silk has a reputation for being difficult to clean. It is certainly washable.
However silk, especially Mulberry silk, can be quite expensive if you are buying the best possible quality. As a result you want to be able to take proper care of it.
You do not want to simply throw your silk in the wash with the rest of your clothes or bedding. Here are the steps you need to take in order to properly wash your silk.
Treating It With Care
Silk is quite a durable material compared to regular materials such as cotton. However, that is not to say that you can treat silk with the same level of abuse that cotton based fabrics seem to take.
You should treat silk with care so as not to tear or blemish it.
Using the Right Process
Whether you are cleaning a duvet, sheets, or a shirt you need to be sure that the right process is used.
It needs to be said is that if you want your silk bedding to be properly cleaned with the best possible results and the greatest reduction of incident then you need to have them washed by a professional service.
You need to remember that your Mulberry silk bedding is an investment and that investment deserves the best possible care.
Having it cleaned by a professional who handles such fabrics on a regular basis is the best way to ensure that your Mulberry silk bedding stands the test of time.
Washing By Hand
Having said that, if you wish to clean your Mulberry silk without any outside help it is possible to do. Your best bet is to hand wash your silk.
Machine washing is something that should only ever be a last resort. This may seem like too much work but you really only need lukewarm water paired with mild detergent with emphasis on the word “mild”.
It is a good idea to add white vinegar to the water in order to reduce alkali levels. You want to make sure to not wring the fabric out. Instead you should simply roll it up with a towel to get out the excess moisture.
When you go to dry out your silk you want to make sure that you do so in a well ventilated area.
You want to hang your silk to dry while avoiding placing it in direct sunlight as this could damage the material.
Do not use a drying rack as this could potentially cause staining. This extra care will be worth it, however, because silk dries so quickly on its own as it is.
Taking these extra steps and extra care will ensure that your silk is around for a very long time.