Materials and Care
Silk is a a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity.
For our 100% silk garments we recommend dry cleaning or hand washing below 25°C degrees. Please avoid machine wash or tumble dry.
ALIDA designs recommend washing your silk only by hand in cool water below 25 °C degrees. Use a very mild phosphate-free detergent. We recommend Soyelle. Gently soak without leaving the silk item in water for too long and without rubbing.
Do not leave your damp item crumpled. Spread it out flat at room temperature, far from sunlight or a heating source.
We do not advise you to use a steam iron. Iron your slightly damp item inside out with an iron set to position 2 or silk without pressing too hard on the seams.