Lace and Silk may look great in theory, but the way you wash these delicate fabrics could be the reason for your next fashion disaster. At SoapBox, we have laundry experts who are here to give you the best tips for treating all of your most sensitive items.
Double Check Treatment
Before you start hand washing the brand new top you just wore out over the weekend, be sure to check the tag (often inside the garment on either side). To keep your silk top looking sleek and chic, you may want to dry clean for the best results. To ensure you’re treating your delicate items in the best way possible, be sure to always verify the treatment before you start washing the item.
For all of your delicate items that can be placed in the washer, it may be a good idea to invest in a mesh washing bag. Washing delicate items in a garment bag can help prevent the fabrics from snagging on any type of button or zipper. Some added protection for your delicate items? Turning your items inside out before placing them in the bag than be a huge help. A washing bag also helps to keep different fabric types from tangling up.
Silk is a difficult fabric to treat because of how delicate it is. Almost all silk clothing will have a tag specifying that it should be dry cleaned. For the best results, silk should be handled by the professionals.
When in doubt…
● Hand wash delicate items
● If placing in a washing machine, set to hand wash or delicate
● Lay flat or hang to dry
If taking care of your delicate clothing items is causing you stress, contact the experts at SoapBox Laundry! We offer expert Dry Cleaning & Alterations Pick-Up & Drop-Off Services, 24/7 Wash/Dry/Fold Pick-Up & Drop-Off Services and 24/7 Self-Serve Laundry. Contact us today so we can get started!