Caring For Your Silk Item

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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR THAI SILK


Thai silk is a very delicate fabric and there are a few things to keep in mind  if you want to keep it for a long time. If you take good care of it, it will retain its beautiful texture, but wash it incorrectly and you face the consequence of ruining your Thai silk. So here are the most important things to consider when taking care of your Thai silk

You can wash Thai silk in two ways; the first is dry cleaning, and second is to hand wash it. It is recommended to use dry cleaning, because it will ensure that your Thai silk keeps its original shape and colors, and they can press it much better than at home. Of course it will be more expensive, but you will put your silk in good hands and the laundry shop will take good care of it.

If you do decide to hand wash, it is not a big deal, but you should take care.
The best way is to use a mild soap, just in little quantity, and wash it in cold water by hand.
Rinse with clean water.
You should never wring the silk, as it will lose its shape.
You should never wash Thai silk in a washing machine as it will completely ruin the fabric. After paying a good amount for your Thai silk, since 100% Thai silk is expensive, you wouldn’t want to ruin it from a simple mistake such as putting it in a washing machine.

For the drying process, it is simple, just hang it outside in the shade, as the sun will make the colors fade. If it is in light sun, it will be fine, but a strong sun will damage the colors.

Finally for ironing your Thai silk, you should iron it on the wrong side and your iron shouldn’t be too hot. Since silk is delicate, you don’t want to put too much heat on it, as it will damage the fabric. You should put another fabric over the silk, such as a cloth. That way the iron won’t be in direct contact with the silk.

Taking care of your Thai silk can seem like hard work, but it is well worth it, as you will make sure that it keeps its beautiful texture and colors for a very long time. Don’t be intimidated by the process, as it is not so hard and after a few times to wash it, you will be very good at it.

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