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
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.
Linen - Silk
Hand-wash silk and linen garments. Wash your pieces in similar colors. Dry-cleaning is permitted. Remember to remove your jewelry and check the condition of your basin or sink to avoid pulled threads.
Do not tumble-dry silk and linen garments; air-drying on a hanger is more appropriate.
Linen-silk blends should be ironed inside out on a soft iron. This prevents visible marks and creases.
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.
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.
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.
100% Viscose Twill
To take the best care of your piece, prefer hand washing.
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.
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.
Choose a delicate program at 30° maximum. Wash items in similar colors. Do not soak. Dry-cleaning is permitted.
Do not tumble-dry printed ribbed cotton, millerais velvet or plain underpulls; air-drying is more appropriate. You can dry your 100% cotton t-shirt at low temperature.
Iron your garment inside out (do not iron directly on the print). Use the cotton setting, at a low temperature (110° maximum).
Preferably wash cold, on a delicate or wool program. Turn the garment inside out and use a mild detergent for wool. You can also choose to wash by hand on the reverse side.
There are several things to avoid: the tumble dryer, drying in the sun and on a radiator, and drying on a hanger so as not to damage the Knitwear or deform it. Lay your sweater flat on a towel at the bottom of a bathtub, shower or flat on a drying rack, pressing gently to wring it out. Then roll it in a dry towel to soak up any remaining water. Finally, let it air dry.
Do not iron.
Choose a delicate program at 30° maximum. Wash your pieces in similar colors. Do not use chlorine. Dry-cleaning in hydrocarbon solvents possible.
Do not tumble-dry jersey or denim garments. Air-drying is more appropriate. Avoid hanging in the sun.
Corduroy can be ironed on a hot iron at 110° maximum.
Mixture containing wool
Hand wash inside out. Dry-cleaning permitted. Do not bleach.
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.
Ironing permitted at 110° max.
Wool - Cashmere
A special cold (30° maximum) or delicate wool program is highly recommended to avoid shrinkage. Alternatively, hand-wash inside out. Spin your cashmere gently at 600 rpm maximum. Use of a special wool detergent is recommended, but do not add fabric softener.
Dry your garment flat (in the bottom of a bathtub or flat on a drying rack). Do not tumble dry. Don't hang your garment on a hanger when it's wet, as it may warp. If you want to spin your garment a little, don't twist it, but roll it in a towel and press gently.
Lightly iron your wool and cashmere garment inside out with a slightly hot iron (110°). Always use a (possibly slightly damp) cloth. Do not iron ribbing (collars, sleeves, etc.) to preserve elasticity.
Panne de Velours
Prefer hand washing, no bleaching, for all our velvet panne pieces. Dry-cleaning permitted.
Air-dry your garment. Do not tumble-dry. If you want to spin your garment a little, don't wring it out, but roll it in a towel and press gently.
To remove wrinkles, you can steam your garment without the iron touching the fabric.
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!
Fill the bag with ⅔ in a machine at 40° maximum.
Use the bag with plastic-free laundry detergent and fabric softener.
Dispose of the fibers at the bottom of the bag after each use in the non-recyclable trash.
Do not tumble dry the bag and is not suitable for clothes with heavy stains and pet hair.
The wash bag cannot be ironed or dried in direct sunlight.