How To Take Care Of Your Silk Robe

You’re fresh from the shower and not ready to get dressed again. At moments like this, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of slipping into luxury silk robes.

Your guests feel the same way, which is why silk robes have long been a crucial part of good hotel service. But like anything in your establishment that provides guests with comfort, robes require proper care. Follow the below steps to take care of your silk robes and kimonos:

Step 1

Remove any items from inside the robe pockets.

Step 2

Fill a sink with lukewarm water. Add 1 tbsp. baby shampoo. Swish the water with your hand to creating soap suds.

Step 3

Place the silk robe into soapy water. Move the robe gently within the water, allowing soap suds access to the entire garment. Swish the robe in soapy water for two minutes.

Step 4

Drain the water from the sink. Lift the robe out of the sink to rinse away all soap suds. Place the robe back into the sink and fill it with lukewarm water.

Step 5

Lift the robe 1/4 way in and out of the water to help rinse soap suds from the clothing. Drain the water from the sink after rinsing the robe for one minute.

Step 6

Lay one white towel over a hard surface. Place the robe flat over the towel. Lay another white towel over the top of the robe. Gently pat the top towel into the robe; do not smash the towel on top of the robe. Allow the towels 30 minutes to absorb excess water from the robe.

Step 7

Lay the damp silk robe onto a hard surface and dry flat, smoothing out any wrinkles.