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Dirty Silk Duvet? No Problem! Two Simple Solutions to Keep it Fresh and Clean

Silk duvets are luxurious and natural bedding materials that offer superior breathability, moisture-wicking properties, and are naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and resistant to dust mites. However, when it comes to cleaning, only the outer cover can be washed, and...

Silk duvets are a luxurious and natural bedding material that has been treasured for centuries. They provide unmatched comfort and benefits, such as superior breathability, moisture-wicking properties, and being hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.

Although silk duvets are a fantastic investment, there is one thing of silk comforters that must be mindful of—their care and cleaning!

You cannot secure the comfort and durability of your silk duvet without proper washing, maintenance, and care. So, what should you do if your duvet gets stained?

Let's dig in!

Can I wash a silk duvet with water?

No, it's not recommended to wash a silk duvet core with water as it can damage the texture and structure of the silk. Natural silk has a fine fiber diameter and complex structure that can become deformed, pilled, and hard if washed with water. These effects can impact the duvet's longevity and comfort.

Can I dry clean a silk duvet?

Yes, but you need to be careful. The silk duvet core is soft and fragile, so incorrect dry cleaning can cause damage and deformation. It's recommended to choose a professional dry cleaning store that uses gentle cleaning agents specifically designed for silk duvets. Common dry cleaning agents on the market, such as perchloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride, have a certain degree of corrosiveness and toxicity that can damage the silk duvet core if used improperly.


What is the correct cleaning method for a silk duvet?

  • If the stain is not severe, use a specialized detergent and spot clean the area. Dilute the detergent in warm water, apply it to the stained area with a soft cloth or sponge, and gently rub in a circular motion. Once the stain has been removed, rinse the area thoroughly with clean water and gently blot it with a dry towel to remove any excess moisture. Finally, let the duvet air-dry completely in a well-ventilated space before using it again.
  • For tougher stains, seek help from a professional dry cleaning store or use a neutral detergent to wipe it locally, and use a low-temperature dryer. Avoid using highly alkaline detergents and soaps as silk fibers are acid-resistant but not alkali-resistant, which can damage the fibers.


How to Storing Your Silk Duvet

Air dry and fold before storing: Before storing your silk duvet, it's important to let it air dry completely and then fold it neatly

Store in a well-ventilated, dry place: Store your silk duvet in a dry, well-ventilated space to prevent moisture and unpleasant odors that can damage the quality of the silk.
Preserve fluffiness: Keep your silk duvet fluffy and avoid long-term compression by not placing heavy objects on top of it.
No need for chemical mothballs: Silk has natural antibacterial properties, so there's no need to use chemical mothballs or other such products to store your silk duvet.

A high-quality silk duvet is a precious investment, but it's only through proper care and maintenance that you can truly get the most out of it. So, don't let your investment go to waste! Keep these tips in mind and show your silk duvet the love it deserves. Who knows, with the right care, it might just reward you with even more luxurious and restful nights of sleep. 

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