How to take care of your Silk Fabric
Basic Advice of Purchasing Silk
1. Hand-made and local silk thread fabrics possess some knots and rough wrinkles due to the size of Mai Pung thread. However, if the fabric is woven from high quality Mai Yod thread will be fine.
2. Silk luster is influenced by the quality of threads. If “Mai Yod” is used, the silk fabric will be more shiny than if is made from “Mai-Sao” or “Mai-Sub” threads.
3. Thai silk feels soft and fine, it also makes a rustling sound.
4. Pure silk can be known by separating vertical silk and “Mai Pung” thread and then setting them alight. Pure Thai silk will burn brightly, If it is free from chemicals, with a smell of burning hair and a lump of ash will be left behind. Artificial silk (“CHURI” Silk), on the other hand, when burned, smells of burning paper.
5. Good quality silk is fine and smooth to the touch. The color will be uniform all over the textile and will not wash out as only dyes of the very highest quality are used. Shinawatra Thai silk is made from carefully selected filaments of the very highest quality, which gives the textile great durability and additional strength.
Our quality control laboratory employing the latest technology monitors every step of the manufacturing process, thus ensuring uniformity and quality of material and consistent colors batch after batch.
Cleaning and Ironing of Thai Silk
Though Thai silk is durable, it is not so tough as cotton or linen, therefore dry cleaning is recommended, so as to retain the original texture.
Thai silk can be washed in lukewarm water but only with the mildest soap, then rinse the silk in vinegar to retain its original luster and allow it to drip dry in the shade. Thai silk should be ironed on the inside just before it is dry or else put a damp cloth over the silk and iron.
In no circumstances ever put Thai silk in wash and dry cleaning machine.