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How to care for silk products
Bed of Silk's products are produced of the highest quality long fiber Mulberry silk. Therefore they are extremely resilient against bacteria, and it is not necessary to wash them as often as conventional duvets, pillows and covers.
Caring for your silk duvets and pillows
- The only thing you need to do to keep you silk duvet clean is to air it outside at least twice a year. This gives the silk a chance to "breath" and helps the silk fibers regenerate. For maximum effect we recommend you do this bright sunshine, as the sunlight will evaporate and damp trapped in the duvet.
- Should there come a stain of any kind on your silk pillow or duvet, you should use a cloth rung in warm, mild soapy water to clean the area. If necessary you can use a mild detergent such as Tenestar to clean the affected area. If the entire duvet needs cleaning, we recommend you contact a professional dry cleaners with experience of silk products.
- Silk pillows can be machine washed at 30° once a year, although we recommend simply airing them out in sunshine twice a year.
- When you are not using your duvet or pillow, it should be kept in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
See our range of silk duvets and pillows here.
Caring for silk covers
In contrast to what many may think, it is not difficult to keep silk bedding clean and in good shape. If you follow the simple rules below, you can extend the life of your silk sheets and pillow cases for many years to come.
- Always wash you bedding in cold or lukewarm water, and use an appropriate detergent. Bed of Silk recommend Tenestar, which can be used for both machine and hand washing. You can read more about Tenestar here.
- Never use any kind of bleaching agent in silk products. Bleach damages the silk fibers and will eventually ruin your bedding.
- If you machine wash, use a silk program if possible, or otherwise the program with the coldest temperature. Place the silk sheets or pillow cases in a protective envelope (such as a cotton pillowcase) to prevent the washing machine from stretching the material. Never use fabric softener as this is very hard on the silk.
- Ironing should be carried out while the silk is still damp, or with the irons coldest setting.
- The best method for drying your silk bed clothes is on a washing line. If this is not possible, use a tumble dryer on the lowest temperature setting.
- Never use shampoo as a cleaning agent. Shampoo will destroy the silk leaving it with a matte appearance.
See are selection of silk bed clothes here