Silk clothing can be viewed as a kind of high graded and expensive clothing. When you are wearing silk clothes, you need to master some certain knowledge like these to keep the cheongsams new for years. Now I will introduce something for you as follows:
First: identification of the silk dresses: the simplest way to identify the real silk clothing is looking, touching and burning. What I said looking is that you can look at the luster of the silk dress. The real silk dress has a natural luster of pearls, which can be bright and soft. Then you can touch the dress with your hands to find that if the dress is soft and comfortable. Or you can also feel that whether the dress is elastic or not.
If so, it can be a dress made of real silk. The third step is burning. When you burn the material of the dress, you can find that the dress can be burnt slowly in the furnace and then it will shrink into a ball. When the silk clothes leave the flame, it will continue to burn. And you can smell a burning hair smell. After the burning, it would become a black brown ball, when you touch it, it will smash into pieces at once.
Second: washing: silk dress is made of delicate fiber, so you should not use washing machine to wash the silk dresses. When you wash the clothes, you should keep them away from those rough objects. When you are going to wash the clothes, it should be immersed in the water for 5 to 10 minutes, with a special silk detergent or those low foam detergents or neutral soap. Then you can gently rub the dress. Those painted silk dresses can be repeatedly washed in the water.
Third: you should keep those silk clothes away from sun burning. By the way, those drying machines should also be abandoned. After washing the dress, you should put it in a cool shadow to let it dry. Because of that the ultraviolet rays in the sun can make the silk clothes yellowing, fading and so on. So after washing the dresses, you should scatter them. Then you can collect them until they are half dried.
Fourth: ironing: those silk dresses have poor crease resistance compared with chemical fiber dresses. So we all know that there is a saying “no wrinkle, no silk”. After washing silk dresses, wrinkles, crisps will all be shown. In this case, you need iron the appearance of the dresses. When ironing clothes, it should be 70% dried and then you can evenly spray water on the clothes. Then you can iron the dress 3-5 minutes later. The temperature of the ironing machine should be controlled below 150 Centigrade. And you should pay attention to that you could not put the iron machine directly on the silk surface. Or the dress would be damaged.
Fifth: preservation: If you are going to preserve thin silk dresses, underwear, shirts, pants, skirts, pajamas and so on. What you first need to do is wash the dress, then you can dry it and preserve it. For the autumn and winter clothing, which is not suitable to be removed for easy clean. Like jackets, thick cheongsams and so on, you should use dry cleaning. And correct ironing can be used to prevent mildew and moth. The ironing process can also play the role of sterilizing. At the same time, the boxes and cabinets for storage of clothing should be kept clean to prevent the dust pollution.
All these five points can be good suggestions to maintain your silk Chinese dresses.