Silk pajamas may feel sumptuous against the skin, but they are pajamas all the time. All garments will need to be washed eventually. This guide will explain how you can wash silk pajamas without sacrificing the integrity of the fabric.
HAND WASH & RINSE
Handwashing is the gentlest way to clean and preserve the integrity of silk!
Put It In Reverse: Prepare to wash by turning the item inside out. Wash with the same or like colors only.
Draw A Bath: Add two capfuls or a squirt of delicate wash to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.
Go Under: Submerge your item and gently agitate the water with your hand to evenly distribute soap and water. Soak for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse Clear: Run cool water through items until rinse water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, gently press the water out of your item between your hands or against the sink.
Note: If there is color in the water, don’t worry! This is normal and it is simply the yarn releasing dye. You will not notice any loss of color in the fabric when you are finished.
When washing in the machine, we recommend removing silks promptly after the cycle is complete to reduce wrinkles.
Bag It: Turn item inside out and place it in a mesh bag to protect it in the machine.
Select Your Wash Cycle: Select the delicate cycle on your washing machine and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low. Add delicate wash considering the machine type and load size.
DRY & FINISH
No-Rush Drying: Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. If hanging to dry, be sure to position the item properly on the hanger to prevent stretching.
Stay Fresh: To freshen between washes, spritz with delicate spray. This versatile formula has antibacterial properties that adds scent while removing odor.
Whether the silk pajamas have a shiny feeling depends on the weaving method in production. Usually we use knitting and woven methods. Knitted silk fabric looks similar to cotton in appearance. It has soft texture, moisture absorption and breathability, excellent elasticity and extensibility. Knitted silk clothing is comfortable to wear, close to the body, free of tightness, and can fully embody the curves of the human body. The surface of woven silk fabrics is flat, smooth and shiny, which is what people think of silk fabrics. Woven fabrics are suitable for a variety of printing and dyeing processing methods. Generally speaking, woven silk fabrics have higher printing and jacquard pattern accuracy than knitted silk fabrics, and they have a wide variety of colors.
The silk in the silk pajamas contains the highest volume of silk voids in the fiber, which can play a two-way adjustment function, lowering the heat conduction when the weather is cold, and has better warmth retention than cotton and wool. When the weather is hot, it can discharge more heat, keep the body temperature constant, and play the role of warming in winter and cool in summer. The silk protein fiber in the silk pajamas contains a hydrophilic side chain amino acid substance, which can absorb and emit moisture in the air, and retain a certain amount of moisture. Under normal temperature, it can help the skin retain a certain amount of moisture and prevent the skin from being too dry. When the weather is hot, the sweat and heat discharged by the human body can be quickly released, making people feel extremely cool.
Use a lighter to burn the edge of the silk material. The real silk does not see an open flame, and has the smell of burning hair. The ashes become black granular, which can be crushed by hand. Simulated silk, such as rayon (viscose), has a paper-burning smell when burned, showing a little off-white ash; burning polyester will cause flames and black smoke, and after the fire is extinguished, it will appear as hard and black beads.