Do you know how to care for delicate silk comforters and silk duvet covers? Silk fibers are sensitive to water, heat, agitation and detergent. You had better not use wet cleaning or dryers. If you want to remove dust and dirt from your silk comforter without damaging the fibers, you can try airing and vacuuming.
Airing of Silk Comforters & Silk Duvet Covers
- Place a large plastic tarpaulin or flap in a cool area or a well-ventilated place.
- Apply a clean white sheet on the plastic.
- Place the silk comforter or duvet on the sheet and smooth it.
- After about 1 hour, turn the comforter or duvet, and then let it stay for another hour.
Vacuuming of Silk Comforters & Silk Duvet Covers
- Place the silk comforter or duvet on a smooth, clean surface.
- Use clean nylon panty hose or cheesecloth to cover the nozzle attachment on vacuum, and fix it into place.
- Use the nozzle attachment to vacuum the wire in a small section to remove dust and dirt as much as possible. For damaged silk, please keep the nozzle about one inch from the surface of the wire.
Storage of Silk Comforters & Silk Duvet Covers
- Fold the clean, aired-out comforter.
- Place it in a plastic bag or airtight container with a few packets of silica beads to absorb any moisture.
- Place the bag in a cool and dry place.
- Place some cedar cricket around the comforter to keep if from any insects.
- Never use detergent or point to clean your silk comforter or duvet. Otherwise, it is difficult to remove the cleaning chemicals from the fiber.
- Never wash silk comforter in a washing machine.
- Do not place silk comforter in a dryer.