-------SILK LAUNDRY INFO
This is an original garment made of pre-stressed sand washed silk. It has no
more excess dyes left in the fabric to leech out or create watermarks. You can
use a Spray and Wash Stain Stick to spot an area that is stained with oil, etc.,
just rinse this area well, blot dry and you will have no lightened area where
you used the above recommended stain stick because there is no more Dye
to come out and create a lightened area. By spot cleaning minor oil spots or
food in the above manner, you can avoid many trips to the laundry.
WASHING BY MACHINE: Wash alone, on GENTLE, LOW SOAP, in a full
tub of COLD WATER. If after spin cycle it feels too wet,spin again, then hang
to dry. REMINDER: Keep your soap content low or it may feel stiff after being
hung to dry if there is too much soap residue left in coat; if necessary, you can
air fluff in the dryer with no heat for 5 to 10 minutes. As you know, most
clothing lasts much longer if you avoid excessive tumble drying.
If the jacket has been packed or folded too tightly, you may notice after unfolding
your jacket that it is a bit wrinkled; this is about the only time you will see this
happen. This fabric is pre-stressed. The pre-stressing tenderizes this fabric
like a cotton item that has been washed several times; so it will usually self
correct by simply hanging it in a steamy shower room or outside at night.
If this is still not to your satisfaction, you can steam iron it using a towel laid
over the jacket or you can also get a portable Sunbeam steamer. This is a
great item; it usually costs about $24 and you just add distilled water. Even
if this steamer spits droplets of hot water on the jacket it will not affect the
jacket at all.