Caring for your Patra Silk Clothing
To ensure your exclusive Patra silks retain their superb comfort and fine condition simply hand or machine wash on a delicate cycle at 30C. You'll find care instructions on each label. For example our pure silk duvet, should be dry cleaned, so please check each item individually before you wash.
Which washing powders work best?
At Patra, we recommend non-biological detergents in powder or liquid form that are suitable for silk. Please follow the directions on the pack and avoid detergents with optical whiteners, bleaching agents or enzymes as they cause colours to fade, become patchy and can damage the delicate fabric.
Always wash dark colours separately. Gently squeeze out excess moisture (or delicate spin) rather than drip dry. Dry and store silk garments away from direct sunlight, as this can bleach colour.
Knitted Silk and Silk mixes
As with all knitted garments, rough underwear should be avoided as it can cause snagging which may lead to holes as part of normal wear and tear.
Knitted garments can be gently washed at 30C, excess moisture squeezed out and then dried and stored flat away from direct sunlight.
Silk - Cashmere
Silk cashmere blends may be dry cleaned or hand or machine washed on a delicate cycle at 30C. Then gently spin, shape and dry flat.