Washing and caring for silk

Silk is very delicate. To avoid holes or shrinking you should be extra careful.

Washing silk

There are so many different kinds of silk and all need special treatment. In order to do it right you should always read the care label of your garment. There are silk pieces that shouldn’t be washed at all — in this case the dry-cleaner will do the job. In most cases hand-washing is quite a good alternative. Use mild detergent only.

For some silk pieces washing at a gentle and cold cycle (such as wool wash cycle) works as well.

Drying silk

Don’t tumble dry silk pieces but air-dry them. Avoid stretching the material too much.

Ironing silk

There are silk pieces that can even be ironed. Please do it as cold as possible and always read the care label carefully.

Size Chest size Waist size Hip size
XXS <73 cm <58cm <80 cm
XS 74-81 cm 59-64 cm 80-89 cm
S 82-89 cm 65-70 cm 90-97 cm
M 90-97 cm 71-76 cm 98-104 cm
L 98-107 cm 77-82 cm 105-112 cm
XL 108-119 cm 83-88 cm 113-122 cm
XXL 120-131 cm 89 cm 123-134 cm
Size Chest size Waist size Hip size
XS <93 cm <81 cm <97 cm
S 94-97 cm 82-85 cm 98-101 cm
M 98-101 cm 86-89 cm 102-105 cm
L 102-105 cm 90-94 cm 106-109 cm
XL 106-109 cm 95-99 cm 110-113 cm
XXL 110-113 cm 100-104 cm 114-117 cm
XXXL >114 cm >105 cm >118 cm