Summer Fabric Guide – Silk

Silk has always been a classic go-to fabric of choice for fashion brands and designers around the world. Few other fabrics can compare to its elegant beauty and sensuous feel.  This is a fabric that evokes glamour and splendour — which explains why it is so often used for formal gowns and luxury items. While once a rarity, today silk can be found in many of our wardrobes — it’s comfortable, luxurious, and light.

 

Don’t let your silk go to waste! Here are some of PAKT’s best tips to take care of your silk:

√Do

  • Find, read over, and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Store silk clothes in breathable cotton storage bags and non-acidic tissue paper or in clothing covers in a dark and dry room/wardrobe
  • Wash it only with neutral detergents
  • Wash it with cold water (Dry cleaning is preferred)

購買絲綢製品之後,請詳細閱讀洗衣符號,多數絲綢製品都會建議消費者乾洗。如果一定要水洗,最適合用冷水(室溫)+中性洗衣液(或者洗頭水)輕柔手洗,切忌大力搓洗或者用洗衣機,否則容易損壞絲綢纖維。

×Don’t

  • Expose silk clothes to sunlight for too long
  • Use chlorine bleach (never!)
  • Use washing machine without “delicates” function
  • Iron with high temperature (Garment steamer is preferred)

It’s important to remember how delicate silk really is. Failure to properly handle silk clothing will turn the fabric yellow and cause the fibers to break down quickly. Your silk items should be handled with care. However, we all know Hong Kong’s humid climate can be incredibly harmful to silk, and space for quality clothing storage can be hard to find.

絲綢十分易皺,但熨燙絲綢時,燙斗溫度不宜過高,最好再穿著前用蒸汽掛燙。

染色絲綢衣物容易甩色,避免其他衣物染色,請不要和淺色衣物同洗。水洗之後,建議在室內晾乾,請勿長時間暴曬絲綢衣服。絲綢為天然蛋白纖維,長時間接觸陽光會令絲綢發黃變脆。

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Let’s make things easier and leave it to PAKT! We have the perfect solution for you to store and care your precious silk items. PAKT is Asia’s most innovative clothing storage solution. Our core services in HK are clothing care and storage. PAKT offers premium quality and care for your clothes in what we call the “Clean Room,” which is 24/7 Air Conditioned and humidity controlled. Clothes — especially silk items — are handled with care. Clients’ clothes are then made accessible through our “digital wardrobe” concept, in which we sort, tag, and photograph your clothes.

絲綢要在乾燥環境下保存,香港氣候炎熱潮濕,對絲綢製品實在不利。

不如嘗試一下PAKT的衣物貯存服務!PAKT提供全天候溫度及濕度調節的貯存室,更會在衣物外加設保護套。PAKT可將客人的貴重衣物保管在最佳條件下,對保管絲綢衣物來說就最好不過。更多資料請瀏覽www.pakt.com。

Your silk is precious — help us help you take care of these items.

X PAKT Team

Also, check PAKT SHOWROOM for preloved designers silk items

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