The silk keeps its quality if you do not wash it too often.
Please do not dry clean!
In case of stains it is better to wash the whole garment instead of treating the stains selectively.
- Hand dyed silk with a gentle detergent for silk in lukewarm water without wringing or rubbing. Then rinse in clear water with a shot of vinegar (I recommend apple vinegar). Iron when damp from the left.
- Never soak hand-painted silk, but wash briefly in cold water, then rinse with cold water and roll up in a towel. Afterwards iron from the left side in a damp state.
- Nuno-felted and hand dyed silk with a gentle detergent for silk/wool in lukewarm water without wringing or rubbing. Then rinse in clear water with the addition of a shot of vinegar (I recommend apple vinegar). Let it dry lying down and without direct sunlight.
Do not permanently expose silk to direct sunlight or dry it in sunlight, as it will become brittle in the long term.