Kimono, like beautiful robe, is Japanese traditional garment. Men and women always wear Kimono on formal occasions such as funeral, wedding. Although each garment has different options like colors, fabrics and features, the Kimono made of silk is the best one. However, washing silk kimono requires special care.
To remove some serious stains without gentle detergent, you can send it to a dry cleaner whose cleaners have experience with fine silk. And, discuss any special needs for the item.
How to Wash Silk Kimono
- Wash the Kimono in a bucket of cold or lukewarm water. Do not wash the Kimono in a washing machine. If you must use hard water, please add a spoonful of borax powder to make it gentler.
- Use gentle soap to wash a kimono. Carefully wash the Kimono in the soapy water by your hand, and pay attention to any stains, embellishments, or damaged sections of the fabric. Never roughly scrub it.
- Rinse the Kimono to remove all soap and suds.
- Let the silk Kimono air dry. Place it on a hanger and keep it out of the direct sunlight. Do not wring it. Do not place it in clothes dryer.