- pH neutral liquid detergent
- hand wash below 30°C (86°F), or cold (preferred washing method for silk longevity and care)
- machine wash delicate below 30°C (86°F) (delicates wash bag), or cold.
- no trichloroethylene
- do not iron
- dry flat in the shade
- do not bleach
- do not tumble dry
- do not dry clean
Traditionally, silk is hand wash and dry clean only. Drowsy silk is of the highest quality so they are machine washable, but they are still silk and need as much care as we can give them.
ALWAYS use a ph neutral liquid detergent and/or fabric softener. Silk is a natural fibre and washing in a solution that’s too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash. If you can't find a detergent that specifies ph level then just go for one that specifies silk. Do not use bleach products.
Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn't specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold.
A delicates bag is optional, depending on your washing machine and whether or not it tends to grab items and tear them.
If you wish to maximise the life of your eye mask, hand washing is the ultimate method. Silk products should not be exposed to sunlight after washing. Leave to dry naturally, laid flat in a well ventilated area. Ultraviolet light can cause fading, ageing and discolouring of silk.
Treat your Drowsy eye mask with care, and it will treat you to luxury sleep for a countless nights!