Ramachandran Textiles

 

Wash Care


Hand Washing Silk

Hand washing silk is our recommended mode of cleaning silk. Almost all silk can be hand washed (and would not shrink if the silk fabric were pre-shrunk before sewing) If you have hard water, you may wish to first add a spoonful of borax to the washing water Use lukewarm water and mild, non-alkaline soap (such as Ivory Liquid) or baby shampoo While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue Or, add a few drops of hair conditioner to the final rinse water for extra silky feel Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners Do not wring or twist; roll in towel to extract water

Machine Washing Silk

We recommend hand washing silk, even those garments labeled safe for machine washing If, however, you do wish to machine wash silk, please use Delicate Cycle and mild detergent (such as Woolite®) Do not use detergents that contain enzymes and br ighteners Use the shortest spin cycle In a top-loading machine, we strongly recommend using a mesh bag for extra protection (this step would not be necessary in a front-loading machine) Always separate your colorsMachine Washing Silk