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Silk top. Says don't hand wash-WHY

(5 Posts)
HallnotOates Wed 07-Sep-11 07:30:59

when innate washed silk in past

nancythursday Wed 07-Sep-11 08:05:21

I've got a silk top from whistles and I wash it in my machine with ecover delicate washing liquid.

oldenoughtowearpurple Wed 07-Sep-11 08:16:36

because they are being very cautious and don't want the item returned if it falls to bits having been 'hand washed'.

HouseOfBamboo Wed 07-Sep-11 09:38:20

I have always bunged silk in the washing machine with everything else (watch out for colour run though, obviously). It should be fine as long as it's not paper thin fabric which might get pulled at the seams.

nancythursday Wed 07-Sep-11 09:39:50

Lost half my post...
My top says dry clean only, and i've always machine washed it.
Some shops just put dry clean only labels or similar into everything as a precaution.

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