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

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

Welcome to the world of Manoliam, the epitome of luxury and elegance in Swiss fashion. We take pride in offering exquisite silk dresses, blouses, and scarves crafted with the utmost care and precision. To ensure that your silk pieces retain their beauty and longevity, we've put together this comprehensive guide on how to take care of your silk clothing. Follow these tips to keep your Manoliam garments looking stunning for years to come.

Hand Washing - The Gentle Approach

When it comes to caring for your delicate silk clothing, hand washing is the best method. Machine washing can damage the fine fibers of silk and cause irreparable harm. Follow these steps for a gentle yet effective hand washing process:

  1. Fill a basin with cold water and add a small amount of mild silk-friendly detergent.
  2. Gently agitate the water to create a soapy solution.
  3. Submerge your silk garment in the water and swish it around gently. Avoid excessive wringing or twisting.
  4. Rinse the garment thoroughly with cold water until all the soap is removed.
  5. Lay the silk clothing flat on a clean towel and roll it up to remove excess water. Never wring or twist the silk.
  6. To dry, lay the garment flat on a dry towel or a drying rack. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause color fading.

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Handling and Storage

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

  • Avoid wearing silk clothing when engaging in rigorous activities or using sharp accessories that may cause snags.
  • 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.
  • Always store silk items in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration.
  • To avoid wrinkles, hang silk dresses and blouses on padded hangers. Lightly steam to remove any creases, or use a silk-friendly iron on the lowest setting.
  • For scarves, gently fold them and store in a drawer or on a shelf with ample space to prevent wrinkling.

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Dealing with Stains

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.