Lessinly silk bedding is washable in the washing machine. 3 steps in short:
- Put your pillowcase, duvet cover or bed sheet in laundry bags.
- Put them in the washing machine and add some detergent.
- Take them out.
That’s all? Not really.
Let’s keep Reading…
Below is an example of a silk bed sheet failed to clean right:
To avoid this, please note that silk products are still more delicate compared with other materials.
- Silk fabric is easier to be rumpled after washing.
- Silk can’t take high-temperature ironing like cotton.
- The dye used to color silk are special acid dyes, with less dye fixation, and easier fade.
- Alkaline detergents (the most common detergents) and ultra-violet will damage the silk fiber.
- As a luxuriously material, any tiny snag on a silk fabric can be frustrating.
But even so, cleaning lessinly silk bedding is easier than cleaning other silk stuff.
Lessinly uses 30 momme silk only, instead of 15 or 19 momme silk fabric. They are more intense, and firm enough for the rubs in washing machine.
Most Lessinly silk pillowcases, duvet covers and flat sheets are in a light color (except the silk beddings in mauve and the pillowcase in black). The light coloration ensures less fade in washing, especially when washing machine laundry takes a longer time than hand washing.
Silk washing tips
You can enjoy your Lessinly silk bedding longer by following the tips:
- Check for colorfastness. The silk may bleed in the wash, so test a damp area by dabbing with a wet cloth to see if any color leaks onto it. If yes, soak it in the water, add a little bit of detergent and wait one minute before putting it in the washing machine.
- If no fade is acceptable, try white silk pillowcase, duvet cover or bed sheet.
- Use neutral or weakly acidic detergents, or your shampoo. Don’t forget the laundry bag!
- Use cold water.
- Never use tumble dry, or air your silk bedding in direct sunlight. Natural drying in shade is the best.
- The silk bedding tends to rumple after washing (no, hand wash doesn’t make it any better). Before it gets completely dried, just gently iron them in low temperature (284-329 °F/140–165 °C).
In general, silk bedding need special care when cleaning them. But not too much. Just a little!
Most importantly, Something Else
After talking more about how to wash the silk bedding, let’s take a look at kimono: the real, luxurious, silk kimono.
How to wash a silk kimono?
The only way is to give it to a laundry store special for kimono.
Local price? 6000 – 18000 yen/$55 – $167. Shipping fee to Japan not included : /
If you hand wash the kimono yourself, it would probably turn out a shrunk, faded, totally ruined rag with loosen embroidery and falling gold leaf, from a masterpiece.
Even wearing a silk kimono on a rainy day is not recommended. A small dot of fade caused by water drop will never be allowed.
Why was silk kimono care mentioned?
Because silk implies a whole set of lifestyle instead of something in your cart.
You can get it only when you are ready for it.
Having an idea about how silk bedding will take care of your hair and skin is the easy part. Just one question: are you ready to take care of silk, so that it can take care of you?
Of course, you don’t have to treat bedding the same way to treat a kimono, yet silk care is the most important thing to understand before you choose a silk pillowcase or anything else made of silk. We hope this post helps!