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Care Instruction for Silk

Care Instructions For Silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. Silks are produced by several other insects, but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. The triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber gives it a shimmering appearance.

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Care instruction for silk fabric is:

• It is advisable to dry clean silk fabric.

• Silk fabric can also be hand washed. Take lukewarm water and mix mild soap or detergent and wash with a gentle hand movement. Do not soak for too long. The cloth should be rinsed in cool water.

• The washed silk fabric should be rolled in a towel to remove excess water. You should never wring water from silk.

• Large items like silk bed sheets and bed spreads can be machine washed. It should be washed with mild detergents without bleach on a gentle cycle.

• It is advisable to wash silk fabric from other items. One should only tumble dry on very low heat, if necessary.

• Silk normally does not crease or wrinkle and smoothens down naturally. If ironing is necessary, iron silk on the reverse side with iron set on low.