Care for vintage silks
Having bought one of our lovely pieces you will want to know more about its' care.
We recommend you play safe if you're a novice about silk/vintage pieces in general or if you just don't trust yourself with the laundry, and have the garment dry cleaned by a specialist.
If you are familiar with silk in general you'll know that the best way to wash it is by hand in cool/warm water using a gentle soap product and simply squeeze the wet garment to remove general signs of wear.
Rinse in clean cool/warm water and squeeze the excess in a clean towel before drying either flat or for small items, on a hanger, smoothing it occasionally.
Extra care should be taken when dealing with heavy gold printing and embroidery.
A cool iron setting is OK to use but we advise using a damp pressing cloth or a steam iron on light steam using a piece of silk organza to cover the area before ironing the fabric face to avoid impressions and even safer, a cool iron on the back only.
This website has good information in great detail:-
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