Silk clothes have to be taken care of gently. Of course, a gentle fabric does not deserve harsh treatment at all. If wearing silk feels like a luxury, you should know that you must treat it like a precious gem as well. Below are some helpful tips on how you can make your silk clothes last longer:
How To Remove Stains
With silk, it is never a good idea to spot treat. It is better to wash the entire clothing. Rest assured that you don’t have to buy an expensive stain removing magic formula to make it look brand new again. You can just mix a few tablespoons of lemon juice with two cups of warm water. This solution works best for removing stains caused by deodorant chemicals. But don’t apply the solution right away. You have to do a colorfastness check first. Once you’re certain that the fabric does not colorfast, spray the solution to the stained area. You may also use a sponge with your solution in it and use it to wipe onto the stained area. Always remember to do everything gently especially when you’re rubbing the stain as it may damage your fabric too.
How To Make It Wrinkle-Free
Steaming is a lot better than ironing your silk fabric. However, you also need to make sure that before you steam your Fable silk shirts, the steamer you use is one that’s intended for delicate fabrics such as silk. Do not forget to turn your garment inside out before you start pressing it with your steamer. Always opt for the low setting and never let it become too hot. See to it that your garment is dry. Once your steamer drips and a water stain is left, dunk your garment right away into cool water. Then, let it dry. The stain should have been removed by the time it dries.
Give The Dry Cleaners A Heads Up.
When dropping off your clothes to the dry cleaner, inform them about any stain that the clothes have. You must also tell them what DIY solutions you’ve tried that did or didn’t work. Tell them as well about the colorfastness of the fabric. Giving this information the moment you dropped off the clothes will help ensure that the result of dry cleaning is satisfactory for you.
Store Silk Clothes Properly
Use fuzzy hangers when hanging your silk clothes. Using smoothly designed hangers will only make them slip and fall off. If you want to hang your silk pants across its legs, use a hanger with a long wide bar. This will ensure that you don’t find yourself wearing silk pants that are wrinkled in the knee part. Never store silk clothes without having them cleaned first. Unclean silk fabric could become a breeding place for moths. So, don’t store them in your closet if they were not cleaned first.
If you need to keep your silk clothes for a longer period of time, it is best to store them in a porous fabric bag. A porous fabric bag will allow enough air inside while keeping it protected from dust. Most of all, don’t store them crumpled.