Silk is a naturally healthy, antibacterial and hypoallergenic material. Washing with water is therefore unnecessary and may damage the silk filling and its natural properties.
Here is some advice to help you look after your silk duvet.
Air your silk duvet two or three times a year avoiding direct sunlight. This will allow the silk to regenerate and fluff up.
Use a duvet cover to avoid staining your duvet.
Ensure that you only clean the cotton casing and avoid wetting the silk filling. To avoid any risk of damaging the silk, we advise you to use a detergent specifically formulated for silk, such as Tenestar.
When not in use, store your duvet in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. The bag that we supply is ideal for protecting your quilt from dust and keeping it well aired.
As a last resort, we advise you to contact a professional who is well acquainted with silk and who uses a detergent specifically designed for silk. Washing with running water is not advisable at all, because the silk fibres become filled with water and lose their natural properties after drying. Remember to notify the cleaner of the value of your silk duvet before leaving it. Be aware that the dry cleaner may include conditions to cover them in the event of failure or damage, if they believe the cleaning process to be risky.