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Recipe for Washing Silks & Delicates

Posted on Jul 8, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Silks&Delicates

Silks & Delicates are a breeze to clean at home with our specially formulated Delicate Wash!

*Our rule of thumb for blended fabric is to wash according to the highest percentage. i.e. if your sweater is 70% cashmere and 30% silk, wash with our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and follow the appropriate washing recipe.

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Recipe for Washing Silks & Delicates

Posted on Jun 4, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Silks&Delicates

Silks & Delicates are a breeze to clean at home with our specially formulated Delicate Wash!

*Our rule of thumb for blended fabric is to wash according to the highest percentage. i.e. if your sweater is 70% cashmere and 30% silk, wash with our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and follow the appropriate washing recipe.

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Washing With The Laundress : Black Silks

Posted on Jan 31, 2013

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY Black Silk Intro

Whoever said silk couldn’t be laundered in a washing machine was seriously mistaken.

At the Laundress we pride ourselves in being able to clean even the most delicate of fabrics, especially because those are the ones we love most!

Today’s laundry lesson revolves around these two 100% silk pieces by Ralph Lauren. Both came in wrinkled and worn. Both left clean and smelling fresh!

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY Black Silk Wrinkled and Worn

As much as we wouldn’t like to admit it, we sweat. The solution? Use our Wash & Stain Bar and Stain Solution to pre-treat the underarms and straps. They are formulated to work well on delicate fabrics.

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY Black Silk Read Labels

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY Black Silk Mesh Bags

We love 100% silk fabrics not only because they are beautiful, but also because we know exactly what steps to take to keep them beautiful. We always recommend putting items in Mesh Laundry Bags to keep them from pulling or getting caught on one another. This is especially helpful for items with embellishments or buttons. You can also put the Delicate Wash directly into the drum of the machine when you are ready to begin laundering.

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY Delicate Wash

Washing With The Laundress LAUNDRY Black Silk Cycle Settings

The nice thing about silk is that it doesn’t stretch when drying. So, you can hang up silk blouses and pants without worry that they will strech out or dry funny. But before you do, make sure to steam them. Steaming when damp helps to remove any wrinkles the washing machine leaves behind.

For a more complete guide, Check out our Silks & Delicates Recipe Page, or for quick reference – read our handy guide!

Washing With The Laundress Silks Recipe

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The Laundress Recipe Essentials

Posted on Jul 10, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Essentials

A good grasp of the essentials makes your regular laundry tasks simpler and more enjoyable! Using the proper detergent at the correct water temperature and with just the right amount of agitation – and knowing when and how to pre-treat for stains – are the marks of a truly savvy laundress.

 

For specific instructions, always refer to the garment’s sewn-in care label for fabric content. Our rule of thumb for blended fabric is to wash according to the highest percentage. i.e. if your sweater is 70% cashmere and 30% silk, wash with Wool & Cashmere and follow the appropriate washing recipe.

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Recipe for Washing Wool & Cashmere

Posted on Jul 9, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Wool & Cashmere

Protect Your Investments! Don’t let the dry cleaners ruin your fine cashmere and woolens – when you invest in quality winter wear, why pay the dry cleaners to shorten the lifespan of that investment?

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