Silk is much easier to care for than you might think. Don't be swayed by the misconception that silk is extremely delicate. Your mulberry silk bedding just needs a touch more attention. Your silk sheet set, accessories, robe and pillowcase can be laundered in a machine or by hand. If you opt for machine washing, be sure to follow the guidelines below to ensure your silk remains gorgeous for the long haul.
Alpine Loft Down Alternative Duvet Insert: Machine wash cold, dry on low heat until complete dry. Wool Dryer Balls Recommended.
Lily Duvet Insert: Dry Clean Only
Calla Lily Duvet Insert: For best results, dry clean
Natural Maize Duvet Insert:
Dry Clean Only
Brushed Natural Mulberry Silk Blankets: Dry Clean Only
Head Scarves, Sleep Bonnets, Glam Bands, Sleep Masks, Scrunchies, & Lavender Eye Pillows
To remove a blood stain, place your robe under the faucet and run water through the reverse side to “force” the stain out. Cold water is quite effective at removing blood (do not use warm water or hot water, which will cause the blood to coagulate and become more difficult to remove).
For a sweat stain, use a mild solution of white vinegar and water and soak the robe prior to washing.
For tough stains that do not rinse out with these methods, it is okay to use a mild detergent made for fine fabric to pre-soak your robe. We recommend Heritage Park All-Purpose Detergent, which is a plant-based formula with a proprietary enzyme blend. Again, this should be done only on a limited basis for difficult stains, not for regular washing of your silk (although Heritage Park All-Purpose Detergent is perfect for regular washing of other fabrics like cotton, synthetics, and blends). Use a mild solution of lukewarm water in a sink or basin with a tablespoon or so detergent and soak your robe prior to washing (no longer than 30 minutes). You can also try a commercial stain remover, as long as it is marked safe for silk. In these cases, we always recommend testing on an inconspicuous area of the fabric.
Yes, you can!
If you are going to iron silk, follow these basic instructions:
Use an ironing board and an iron that has a dedicated silk setting. If your iron does not have a silk setting, use the lowest temperature to start; only increase slightly when and if needed.
Make sure that both your ironing board and the surface of your iron are immaculately clean. Silk stains very easily, and any residual stains on these surfaces will be far more likely to transfer to silk due to the heat.
You may also use a clean white cotton sheet between the silk item and the ironing board as well as a "press cloth" so you don't touch the iron directly on to the silk fabric. This makes more sense when you are ironing silk clothing as opposed to silk sheets.
Silk is best ironed while slightly damp. Do NOT wring out your silk sheets or clothing. Instead, air dry them out of direct sunlight until they are nearly dry.
Turn the silk inside out (you will be ironing the "wrong" side of the item). For Mulberry Park Silks charmeuse sheets, this means you will NOT be ironing the shiny side, but instead, the matte side.
Spot test iron in a discreet location to make certain it will not burn.
Move iron quickly across the surface of the silk; do not use a back and forth motion which can cause scorch marks. If you are ironing clothing, or a pillowcase or sheet set with only light wrinkles, use the press cloth between your iron and the silk and gently press out the wrinkles as opposed to moving back and forth.
Only iron the MINIMUM amount necessary and DO NOT steam iron silk. The steaming moisture from your iron can stain silk fabric.