So many times I hear that silk is very expensive and difficult to look after. Well most silk clothing pays for itself several times over. It also does not contribute to land fill with the throwaway clothing mentality so evident today.
Generally if you look after silk it will last for years. I have a silk nightie that I have been wearing for more than 5 years now and it is still in good condition. Sometimes when the lustre fades I add a capful of white vinegar to the rinse water and it restores this property. Many people would have purchased several nighties made of other fabrics over 5 years so it is very cost effective.
Also silk is not difficult to look after. Firstly silk naturally repels soil and does not absorb body odours so evident in man made fabrics. This means it does not have to be washed often. In fact the older generation who knew a thing or two about silk would tell you ” silk only needs to be aired”. This is a great time saving tip especially for those of us who are very time poor.
Silk is luxurious, comfortable, absorbant, drapes beautifully and can be dyed in many bright colours. Silk fibre is stronger than a steel filament and is also moth and mildew resistant. It is perfect for those of us who have skin allergies and just makes us feel a million dollars wearing it. Really don’t we all deserve to wear silk sleepwear and leisurewear? or if money really is tight then a silk scarf around your neck should do the trick.