Silk is a very delicate material, so you have got to wash any silk clothing you own with care. Even though some brands attach the care tag with recommendation of “Dry clean only” , you can still wash your silk clothing if you follow the appropriate methods at home.
Firstly, please remember that” silk is just like our skin”
Use warm water below 30 degrees when washing.
Use mild, non-alkali detergent like baby shampoo or detergent specifically designed to wash silk. Do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap.
Do not soak it in water for long time and do not use washing machine, hand wash it gently.
Hang in a cool, ventilated place to dry, do not expose to the sun.
When ironing, better iron it during 70% dry, keep the ironing temperature below 150 degree and do not suggest to touch the silk surface directly.