-Fill a clean sink or large bowl with very cold water.
-Add a very mild detergent such as Woolite or Dr. Bronner’s Baby Soap (this soap will help preserve the garment’s natural oils) to the water and agitate the water to mix in the soap.
-Gently handwash the silk item by pulsing the water with your hand several times to move the soapy water through the fabric.
-Empty the sink or bowl.
-Rinse the item in cold water until all soap residue has been removed.
-Add a few drops of hair conditioner to the rinse water to keep the silk soft and flexible.
-Press the water out of the fabric by rolling it in a towel. Do not twist or wring, as this will damage the fabric.
-Hang the wet garment and allow it to air dry completely. Do not hang silk garments in the sun to dry.
-Iron only when absolutely necessary. Use a cool iron with a press cloth between the iron and the fabric.