How to care for your silk shirts

If cared for correctly, silk will last for years as although silk fibre is exceedingly soft, it is actually very strong and durable. Our care guide provides tips and techniques on how to care for your silk shirts. These investment pieces can then be cherished season upon season without the usual signs of frequent wear or deterioration from old age.

 

How to care for silk shirt

 

We recommend that all silk garments from Sophie Cameron Davies are dry cleaned only, ensuring only expert care for your treasured pieces. This will prolong the life of the garment, maintaining its gorgeous lustre and beautiful handle. I would always recommend an independent local dry cleaner. From my experience, they take extra special care and pay more attention to the individual details on the garment, ensuring an impeccable result.Silk must not be machine washed; it cannot tolerate the harsh and turbulent process.

Always iron your silk garment inside out on a low heat. Use a sleeve ironing board to press the shirt arms.

 

How to care for your silk shirts

It is imperative to store your silk garments appropriately in between use. A silk shirt should be individually hung on a wooden or padded hanger to hold its shape and reduce unnecessary creasing. Do not keep silk garments in their plastic dry cleaning bags as these trap moisture inside, which is not good for the material. Instead, keep either hung loose in a cool dark wardrobe or alternatively in cotton garment bags, allowing the pieces to breathe.

Read more in our care guide series on how to iron your silk shirt.

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