Caring For Your Silk Garment

Purchasing a Recycled Product

Your decision to purchase a recycled garment helps our environment. We hope that you will continue to consider the idea of sustainable consumption in your buying decisions and be part of the movement to help make our world a better place to live. Due to the inherent nature of recycling and renewing resources, resulting products are not “perfect.” Yet, they are far from “imperfect.” EcoQuette’s lovely wraps are made from recycled silk. The irregularities and variations in the fabric add character and a unique charm to the garment. They are in no way to be considered imperfections. Our company is committed to promoting and raising eco-consciousness. We will soon offer more environmentally-friendly products.

Caring For Your Silk Garment

Most of EcoQuette’s repurposed sari skirts are made from vintage silk. Silk is a protein fiber similar to human hair, which requires some tender loving care.

Cleaning Methods:

Hand wash: use a gentle detergent or baby shampoo
Machine wash: Front loading machines (no agitator) – use gentle cycle.
Machine wash: Top loading machines (with agitator) – place garment in a mesh bag for delicates; wash on gentle cycle.
Dryer Clean: Use Dryel home dry cleaning system. (available in your local grocery store in the laundry detergent aisle)

Drying Methods:

Hang Dry: Roll garment in a towel to remove excess water, then hang to dry.
Machine dry using lowest heat setting for 15 to 20 minutes.

Stain Removal:

For stubborn stains, natural soaps such as goat’s milk and lard soaps will work well on pure silk. Lard soap is especially effective on grease stains. To remove, gently rub the stain with soap, then rinse the affected area in lukewarm water.

Iron:

Use the silk setting (medium low) to iron your skirt.