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How to Wash Silk and Raw Silk

  Several things are important when taking care of silk and raw silk fabrics:

  • Consult the garment wash care label
  • Silk marked ""Dry Clean Only"" should not be washed
  • Washing silk which is deeply coloured is risky as the colours may run
  • For washable silk garments, hand wash with delicates or wool detergent
  • Warm iron when fabric is still slightly and evenly damp
  • For raw silk cool iron when dry


Trimmings on garments can affect how they are washed or which product is used. For example, if a garment has a leather collar the care label may say 'Dry Clean Only' even if the rest of the garment is washable. Surf excel Matic Top Load is suitable for Woolens, baby clothes, Silks, Crepes, Georgettes and other special clothes