HOW DO I CARE FOR MY LA SOIE SILK ACCESSORIES? -
Traditionally, silk is hand wash and dry clean only. Our silk accessories are one of the highest quality, so they are machine washable, but they are still silk and need as much care as we can give them.
ALWAYS use a ph neutral liquid detergent and/or fabric softener. Silk is a natural fiber, and washing in a solution that's too acidic or alkaline can harden the silk in a single wash. Do not use bleach products.
Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn't specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold.
If you wish to maximize the life of your accessories, hand washing is the ultimate method. The gentler you wash your silk accessories, the longer it will keep its sheen. The same goes for drying, do not place silk accessories in a tumble dryer.
AREN'T ALL SILK ACCESSORIES THE SAME? -
Not all silk accessories are created equal. Watch out for toxic dyes and false claims of momme (fabric weight/thickness)
LA SOIE SILK ACCESSORIES made from pure mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme, are the best quality products.
WHAT IS MOMME? -
Momme is an old imperial measurement indicating the weight of the silk. The thicker or heavier the silk, the more it drapes, the softer it feels, and the longer it lasts.