Can you wash silk in the washing machine?

If your item’s care label doesn’t feature the ‘dry clean only’ symbol or the ‘hand wash only’ symbol, then it’s okay to use the washing machine to do the job for you!

Here’s how:

  1. Pop your item in the washing machine – we recommend placing any silk items inside a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase to avoid snags or damage caused by the drum.

  2. Select a cool, delicate cycle (do not set the wash temperature to any higher than 30°C).

  3. Choose the shortest spin cycle and add the appropriate dose of a mild detergent, like Persil Silk & Wool.

  4. Dry your item as with the above method.

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