MayfairSilk is hypo-allergenic, dust mite resistant, anti-mould and anti-bacterial. Our bed linen requires less frequent cleaning to regular fabrics as it doesn't absorb moisture, sweat, dirt and harbour bacteria like cotton does.
Unlike traditional silk, MayfairSilk is made using a special weave in a heavier weight, making it more durable and machine-washable with a gorgeous matte finish and supple hand feel.
Your MayfairSilk fabrics can be machine-washed or hand-washed in cool-warm water (less than 30ºC or 86ºF) inside out (recommended to use a delicates bag for extra protection in the washing machine). If using a washing machine, switch it to the delicate cycle.
Washing Detergent - pH neutral, without enzymes
Importantly you must use a pH neutral delicate detergent without enzymes. The enzymes in standard washing detergents attack proteins on fabric during washing to dislodge it, however as silk fibre is made from protein, these enzymes attack the silk structure and quickly damage the fabric, reducing the life, sheen, suppleness and softness in short order. When coupled with a delicate detergent designed for silk/wool, your MayfairSilk bed linen will provide the ultimate in comfort for many many years as beautiful as the day you bought it.
MayfairSilk dries remarkably quickly on the line. Upon removing your silk from washing, do not wring, gently squeeze some of the excess water.
Lay some clean light coloured cotton towels on the floor and place your MayfairSilk product on top and gently roll in a log-like fashion, so the silk is inside a roll of cotton. Gently squeeze, do not wring. Unravel, reposition the silk and repeat before hanging your MayfairSilk to dry outside in the shade or inside out of direct sunlight.
Creases from drying will relax after a few days use, but if you want a freshly ironed look, it's best to iron inside out on a cool setting while still slightly damp (not completely dry).
This will relax the creases and enhance the lustre. Alternatively, you can use steamer with the silk attachment.
Always an option, but we find unnecessary (not to use trichloroethylene).