Silk must be taken care of gently to last through the years. Silk is a luxurious fabric that must be properly cared for or it can be ruined. Since silk is expensive, maintaining it well can keep it lovely for years to come — making the investment worth it. Silk embroidery bedding should never be thrown into a washing machine or wet with water at all. For deep cleaning, your silk duvet must go to the dry cleaner, but there are ways to care for your silk comforter and duvet at home.
1 Put the comforter into the cover to protect it from the harshness of the sun’s rays.
2 Place the silk embroidery bedding and cover outside for one to two hours. Sun-cure your silk comforter to freshen it without getting it wet. Do not leave it out in the sun for more than two hours.
3 Bring your comforter and cover outside, and dry them on low heat for about half an hour to fluff them.
4 Spot-clean stains on your comforter and duvet cover by using a diluted, mild detergent and water. This should only be done on small spots.
Tips & Warnings
- Check the care tag on the duvet cover. The cover may be able to be washed on the gentle cycle in the washing machine, but not the comforter itself.
- Be sure to hang the bedding items securely or lay them on a protected surface while outdoors.
- Never immerse your embroidery bedding in water or put it into the washing machine.