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Care for silk clothing correctly to maintain the life of your garment. To launder silk, use cold water, a mild detergent, hair conditioner, a clean towel, a sink and your hands. More »

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The main disadvantages of silk fabric are that it's delicate, difficult to clean and raises ecological concerns. Silk tears, discolors and stains easily, often requires dry cleaning and is an animal product shunned by mo... More »

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One can steam silk gently using the steam feature on an iron or a handheld steaming wand. However, if too much water gets on the silk, it may cause watermarks. More »

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