A Guide to Caring for your Silk Clothing: Tips from Manoliam
July 28, 2023

A Guide to Caring for your Silk Clothing: Tips from Manoliam

Welcome to Manoliam. Dive into a space where art meets elegance in Swiss fashion, featuring our stunning silk dresses, blouses, and scarves. To keep your silk treasures beautiful and long-lasting, follow our easy care guide below.

Gentle Hand Washing - The Preferred Method

Silk demands care, and hand washing is the ideal approach to maintain its integrity. Refrain from machine wash as it distresses silk's delicate fibers. Adhere to these steps for a tender, effective cleaning routine:

  1. Combine cold water and a dash of mild detergent in a basin.
  2. Create a soapy mix by gently stirring the water.
  3. Immerse your silk wear, swaying softly without intense wringing or twisting.
  4. Thoroughly rinse with cold water until detergent-free.
  5. Place garment flat on a towel, roll gently to extract water, then air-dry avoiding sunlight.

Image credit: Diego Armando Mendoza

Handling and Storing with Care

Silk is a delicate fabric, and proper handling and storage are essential to prevent snags and damage. Follow these guidelines:

The delicate nature of silk necessitates mindful handling and storage:

  • Evade wearing silk during demanding activities or with sharp accessories.
  • Apply perfumes and deodorants before wearing your silk clothing and allow them to dry completely. Never add perfumes directly to your silk garment as it often contains alcohol and chemicals that can discolor silk fabrics.
  • Ensure cool, dry, and sun-free storage for silk garments to preserve their color.
  • Utilize padded hangers for silk dresses and blouses, gently folding scarves with ample space.

Image credit: Diego Armando Mendoza

Managing Stains - Accidents Resolved

Accidents happen, but with the right approach, stains on silk clothing can be managed:

  • Treat stains immediately to prevent them from setting in. Blot the stain gently with a clean, damp cloth—never rub, as it can damage the delicate fibers.
  • Use a mild silk-specific detergent or a gentle soap to pre-treat the stain before hand washing the garment.
  • If you're unsure about treating a stain, seek professional dry-cleaning services from a specialist experienced in handling silk fabrics.


With the right care, your luxurious silk clothing from Manoliam will continue to be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Follow these tips to ensure your silk dresses, blouses, and scarves remain stunning and elegant for years to come.

Experience the allure of silk and savor the delight of timeless elegance! Shop now and indulge in the world of luxury silk fashion at Manoliam.