Caring for Silk
Did you know that it takes about 2,000 silkworm cocoons to make one silk dress, or that silk was discovered in China about 4,600 years ago? Whatever it is, there’s something about silk that always makes a person feel special whenever they put it on. In recent years, silk garments have grown in popularity and are available at many price levels. Whatever the cost, fabrics made from silk fiber demand special care. Understanding silk’s characteristics will help you to maintain and extend the life of your silk garments and accessories.
Our many years’ experience in the fabricare industry makes it possible for us to safely remove most stains from your silk garments. To assist us in keeping your silks looking ‘fine’ please remember:
- Do not rub any area of the silk garment to remove a stain
- If an area is wet with alcohol or other liquid, only lightly pat the area to remove the dampness
- Do not spray perfumes while wearing silk garments (the alcohol content can remove dyes)
- Bring the stained garment to us as soon as possible, and identify any stained areas to our customer service representatives