This morning a female customer came to my store and brought a silk shirt for cleaning. Only mulberry silk can be called real silk. Nowadays, there are many chemical fiber shirts pretending to be real silk.
The customer told me that she hand-washed the clothes and all the colors had faded. Then I picked them up and checked and found that the clothes were all white, as if they were covered in white dust. I told the customer that your clothes were damaged. Not only had the color faded, but they were also superficially worn. You must have rubbed it with your hands. Because the silk fiber is too soft, it will crack if you rub a lot of silk. And this kind of silk clothes is best washed with acidic detergent. Alkaline detergents can cause discoloration.
I looked at the ingredient label and washing label of the clothes. It showed that the mulberry silk fabric was over 95%. The washing label said it could be hand washed and not chlorine bleached (chlorine bleaching refers to 84%). When ironed at low temperature, mulberry silk cannot withstand high temperatures. live. Hang to dry in a cool place, do not dry in the sun. The sun’s ultraviolet rays will accelerate the aging of clothing fabrics. Can also be dry cleaned.
Then our laundry is How to clean this piece of clothing,
1 Dry cleaning
If the clothes do not have water-soluble stains, such as milk stains, saliva stains, and nasal mucus, these water-soluble stains. Then we choose dry cleaning as the best option. The advantage of dry cleaning is that it is not easy to deform and fade. The downside is that some stains are difficult to deal with. The washing time in the dry cleaning machine should not be too long. Use mesh bags to put the clothes in to prevent them from being worn in the drum.
2 Hand washing
If you want to wash by hand, you should choose an acidic detergent, because mulberry silk likes acid and is not resistant to alkali. Choose a large basin, put water in it, and then pour the detergent into it. Then put the clothes inside and soak them all, be sure not to rub them. If there are saliva or nose stains, pat them gently with your hands. The neckline is also lightly patted. Then he picked up his clothes and crossed them across the water. Finally, use a large bath towel to spread it out, put the clothes on top of the bath towel, and then use the bath towel to squeeze out the moisture on the clothes. Put it directly in the washing machine for dehydration and it will easily become damaged. And it was very wrinkled when it came out, making it difficult to iron and take care of it.
If you buy mulberry silk clothes, you must take care of them carefully. They are more delicate than any other fabric. If you have the time and energy to maintain mulberry silk clothes, you can buy mulberry silk clothes, but if you don’t have time to do so, In terms of maintenance, it is recommended that you try not to choose mulberry silk clothes.