Care for your MILKANDHONEY Garments

We love silk, and we encourage using these guidelines for washing your silk garments purchased from MILKANDHONEY. For all other MILKANDHONEY items, refer to the washing guide tag on the inside of the garments for correct washing guidelines.

Silks should be hand washed in lukewarm water. Always use a mild, soapy detergent meant for fine washables, such as silk and wool, that does not contain bleach, Woolite for example. For added protection against colour loss, add up to three tablespoons of white vinegar for every two quarts of water. This vinegar and water blend will often rejuvenate colours that have paled or yellowed, as well as add lustre and softness back to the silk. Wash and rub your silk garment gently in the soapy mix for 2-3 minutes; then let the garment soak for 3-5 minutes. Do not wring or twist your silk garment while it is in the water, as silk gets weaker when wet, and the garment may lose shape. Do not soak silk in water for long periods of time, since this may cause eventual fading of the colour.

Rinse and squeeze your silk garment gently but thoroughly in fresh, running cold or cool water. Remember not to wring or twist the garment harshly. Rinse thoroughly until all the soap and soapiness is gone.

Silk dries very quickly. So, after you have finished rinsing, wrap the length of your silk garment in a large thick towel to and squeeze the towel gently to remove any excess water from the garment. At this point, the garment is ready to be ironed while it is still damp or slightly wet. Never let the silk garment dry completely. If the garment has dried, it is best to use a water spritzer or mister to dampen or lightly wet the silk before ironing. Be sure not to use the hot steam from the steam iron to dampen the silk. The steam from the hot iron can create marks and other problems. Never use a machine dryer or drying machine to dry any silk since the excess heat this can ruin your garment.

This is also the best way to remove wrinkles. You will need a good quality hand iron. A silk garment is ready for ironing soon after it is washed, while it is still slightly moist. It is best to iron silk while it is damp and on the reverse side. If the silk is dry, use a water mister or spritzer to moisten your silk garment. Set the iron to just below the hottest level. Before ironing the garment, place a thin cloth, like a cotton handkerchief, on top of the area that you are ironing, as a buffer, so as to prevent the hot iron from soiling or spotting your silk garment.

Most silk garments and scarves can be safely machine washed at home. You will need to first invest in a Wash bag. With the use of a Wash bag, you will be able to set your washing machine on the short delicate cycle, and get started right away, use a soft detergent like Woolite – never add bleach. As soon as machine washing is over, once the delicate wash cycle is complete, your silk garment or garments are ready to be ironed.

Kindly note that Milk&Honey cannot exchange/return/repair garments where the washing instructions were not followed diligently.