Advice fromCare Instructions

How to wash
your silk clothes?

"At Soi, we carefully select our materials to ensure the highest quality and durability of your pieces.
There are many factors that can age textiles: excessive exposure to UV rays, storage conditions, or inadequate washing and drying methods.

To keep our beautiful pieces as long as possible, we must take care of them by adopting the right washing and drying conditions because each material has its specificity. We reveal you our secrets to pamper your clothes and keep a new aspect, fibers in good condition and a beautiful fluidity!"

Aurélie & Julia

Board no.1

How to wash a silk garment?

Dresses, blouses, skirts, you have fallen for one of our silk pieces and you want to know our advice to take care of them and keep them as long as possible? We tell you everything, once you have the right indications to wash silk, it is not so complicated!

Silk is a natural, noble and delicate material that can be worn for many years if it is well cared for. Silk should therefore be handled with care. Using the right washing conditions for silk is essential to avoid damaging the fiber. Chiffon, crepe or twill, these fabrics with different aspects (matte, shiny, soft, etc.) are all made from the same fiber: silk. Before washing your silk garment, check the washing instructionsCare InstructionsBefore washing your silk garment, check the washing instructions on the inside label.

Discover all our tips and the different steps to follow to wash your silk garment correctly and keep it for many years.

1. Washing silk

Silk should be washed gently. We recommend a cold hand wash, with the possibility of a dry wash, if indicated on the garment label (lined piece), you will need to take your piece to the dry cleaner. We do not recommend machine washing for your silk pieces.

How do I wash silk by hand? Use a special silk detergent and do not soak your piece for more than 5 minutes in soapy water. Be careful not to add fabric softener, as this will grease and weigh down the material. Remember to remove your jewelry and check the condition of your basin or sink to avoid pulled threads. Avoid rubbing to remove a stain or wringing the garment.

*If you find a stain, act quickly to prevent it from drying and seek professional advice. Do not use stain remover.

2. The drying of the silk

We strongly advise against machine spinning and tumble drying a silk garment, as this can damage the fiber and cause your garment to shrink. Once the silk wash is finished, pre-dry your garment gently by rolling it in a terry towel without wringing or twisting it. Silk is sensitive to light, so place your garment away from a heat source and direct sunlight as this can cause discoloration, weakening and accelerating wear. Drying can be done on a hanger, in the open air.

3. The ironing of silk

Can silk be ironed? Silk dries very quickly and can be ironed, but care must be taken. How to iron silk? Silk should be ironed dry with a soft iron. When ironing silk, put the garment on the reverse side. The iron should be at the lowest possible temperature and without steam to avoid damaging or burning the fiber. Do not press your iron on the seams. When you have finished ironing your silk garment, place it on a hanger away from direct sunlight or a heat source and wait until it is completely dry before putting it away.

Now you know all the tips fromCare Instructions tips for cleaning, drying and ironing your silk garment, whether it is a shirt, blouse, dress or skirt. By following all these simple steps in our silk guide, your garment will beCare Instructions guide, your garment will be impeccable after every wash. Carefully following the silk washing instructions will ensure the longevity of your piece.

Board no.2

100% Viscose

1. Washing
Choose a delicate program, cold or very warm (30° maximum), for machine washing. Turn your garment inside out and use a mild detergent. If you choose to wash by hand, the viscose should not be twisted when wet. Remember to remove your jewelry and check the condition of your basin or sink to avoid pulled threads.

2. Drying
Don't use a tumble-dryer; drying on a hanger is more appropriate. Don't worry if your garment comes out of the machine with a "cardboard" effect: the fabric will regain its original texture once dry and ironed.

3. Ironing
Viscose should be ironed while still damp, on the reverse side, at around 110°, using a damp cloth for extra care. It's important not to use the steam function on your iron to avoid damaging the garment.

Board no.3

Silk - Viscose

1. Washing
Hand-wash your silk-viscose blend piece inside out in similar colors. Remember to remove your jewelry and check the condition of your basin or sink to avoid pulled threads.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry silk-viscose garments; air-drying on a hanger is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.

3. Ironing
This material dries quickly and should be ironed while still damp, on the reverse side. Use a damp damp cloth for extra care if the garment is already dry. Iron at the lowest possible temperature, without steam, to avoid damaging the fiber.

Board no.4

100% Viscose Twill

1. Washing
To take the best care of your piece, prefer hand washing.

2. Drying
The tumble dryer is not recommended for a viscose garment, drying on a hanger is more more appropriate. Don't worry if your garment comes out of the machine with a "cardboard" effect, the fabric will regain its initial texture once dry and ironed.

3. Ironing
Viscose should be ironed while still wet, on the reverse side, at about 110° with a pattemouille for more precaution. It is at this stage that the viscose garment finds its initial size. It It is important not to use the steam function of your iron to avoid damaging the garment.

Board no.5

Cotton

1. Washing
Choose a delicate program at 40° maximum. Wash items in similar colors. Do not soak. Dry-cleaning is permitted.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry; air-drying is more appropriate.

3. Ironing
Iron your garment inside out (do not iron directly on the print). Use the cotton setting, at a low temperature (110° maximum).

Board no.6

100% Cotton

1. Washing
Prefer a delicate cold program, or 30° maximum. Wash your items with similar colours . Chlorine and bleach are prohibited. Dry-cleaning is permitted.
For Knitwear 100% cotton (polo shirts, pullovers and sleeveless sweaters), prefer hand-wash inside out.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry. Air-drying is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.

3. Ironing
To remove wrinkles, iron your garments inside out at medium temperature.

Board no.7

100% Ramie

1. Washing
Prefer a cold delicate program. Wash your items with similar colours . Chlorine and bleach are prohibited. Dry-cleaning is permitted.

2. Drying
Do not tumble dry ramie garments. Air drying is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.

3. Ironing
To remove wrinkles, iron your garments inside out at medium temperature.

Board no.8

Cotton - Viscose

1. Washing
Prefer dry cleaning. Wash your parts with similar colours . Do not use chlorine. Bleaching prohibited.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry. Air drying is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.

3. Ironing
Prefer ironing on the reverse side at medium temperature, 110° max.

Board no.9

Linen - Cotton

1. Washing
Choose a delicate program, cold or warm at 30° maximum. Wash items in similar colors. Pressing authorized.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry linen-cotton garments; air-drying on a hanger is more appropriate.

3. Ironing
Linen-cotton can be ironed on the reverse side with a hot iron. This prevents visible marks and creases.

Board no.10

Linen - Viscose

1. Washing
Prefer dry cleaning. Wash your pieces with similar colours . Do not use chlorine. Bleaching is forbidden.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry linen and viscose garments. Air-drying is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.

3. Ironing
Iron your garment inside out at a medium temperature, 110°.

Board no.11

Denim

1. Washing
Prefer a cold program. Wash your parts with similar colours . Do not use chlorine. Bleaching is forbidden. Dry-cleaning is possible.

2. Drying
Do not tumble-dry denim garments. Air-drying is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.

3. Ironing
Denim should be ironed inside out at medium temperature, 110°.

Board no.12

Mixture containing wool

1. Washing
Hand wash inside out. Dry-cleaning permitted. Do not bleach.

2. Drying
There are several things to avoid: tumble-drying, drying in the sun or on a radiator, and drying on a hanger to avoid damaging or distorting Knitwear . Lay your sweater flat on a towel at the bottom of a bathtub or shower, or flat on a drying rack, pressing gently to wring it out. Then roll it in a dry towel to absorb any remaining excess water. Leave to air dry.

3. Ironing
Ironing permitted at 110° max.

Eco-Responsible Washing Bag

Thanks to its anti-friction action, the wash bag allows you to pamper your textile as well as make a quick and simple gesture for the planet!

Step 1
Fill the bag with ⅔ in a machine at 40° maximum.

Step 2
Use the bag with plastic-free laundry detergent and fabric softener.

Step 3
Dispose of the fibers at the bottom of the bag after each use in the non-recyclable trash.

Step 4
Do not tumble dry the bag and is not suitable for clothes with heavy stains and pet hair.

Step 5
The wash bag cannot be ironed or dried in direct sunlight.