Silk is a natural, lightweight, and insulating material made by worms and comes in a variety of types. People often choose silk blankets for their bedding. If silk gets careful care, it can be used in many years for it actually possesses strong fibers. You shouldn’t wash silk blankets often, once a year is recommended. If the care label says dry cleaning only, you should send it to dry cleaners.
Steps to Wash Silk Blankets at Home
- Set washing machine in a gentle or subtle cycle with a large load of cold water set. Add 1/4 part of mild laundry soap per gallon of water.
- Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser to neutralize any remaining soap residue and restore the natural luster of the filament.
- Place the silk blanket into the water and push it until it is completely submerged. Let the machine wash and rinse it.
- Lay the blankest on a clean towel to dry it.
- You can hang the blanket in a place out of the direct sunlight to dry it after machine washing.
- A plastic drying rack or any other clean object that doesn’t produce heat is acceptable.
- For smaller blankets, you can wash it by your hand. However, larger blankets can be difficult to rinse if you wash it by yourself.
- Detergents that contain enzymes or brighteners can damage the silk fibers.
- Do not use a wooden drying rack for its surface might stain the blanket.
PandaSilk offers pure mulberry silk blankets of various colors. Silk blankets are used on bed or sofa for cold, chilly days. Blankets are distinguished from bed sheets by their thickness and purpose. Blankets are thicker; even the thinnest blanket is thicker than the heaviest sheet. Blankets were traditionally made of wool because of wool’s warmth, breathability and natural fire-retardant properties, while sheets were made of cotton or linen or silk, which are less irritating to the skin.