Caring for silk is easier than you might think. All Alexandria Main silk has been washed before making it into pyjamas, so the natural shrinkage has already occurred and the dye has been tested for colour fastness. Any colours that run are rejected.
I hand wash my silk pyjamas in lukewarm water using a gentle washing liquid. Unless they are stained, you won't need to do much more than a gentle swirl around the water. I gently wring them out and hang them inside on a clothing rack, laid over a white towel to dry. When the pyjams are dry, use a low heat and iron on the reverse side.
Alexandria Main pyjamas are made from hand loomed silk, using weaving techniques that date back thousands of years. The silk has a beautiful starched taffeta feel because it has been made with a traditional manual reeling process. Over time, and with more washing, the silk will become less crisp. Our navy blue silk is softer, for example, than the other colours because it has been over-dyed several times.
Fun facts for you: Silk is one of the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics because it is made from a natural protein structure. It appears luminous because it is made of triangular prism shaped fibres that reflect light at different angles.