Patra pure silk and silk blends are all natural fabrics with individual features and variations in the weave. This gives each garment its distinctive and unique character, (not to be mistaken for faults in the fabric).
Prolonged contact with alcohol-based products such as nail polish, hair spray, perfume and deodorants should be avoided as they react negatively with silk
To ensure your exclusive Patra silks retain their superb comfort and fine condition simply hand or machine wash on a delicate cycle at 30C. You'll find care instructions on each label. For example our pure silk duvet, should be dry cleaned, so please check each item individually before you wash.
At Patra, we recommend non-biological detergents in powder or liquid form that are suitable for silk. Please follow the directions on the pack and avoid detergents with optical whiteners, bleaching agents or enzymes as they cause colours to fade, become patchy and can damage the delicate fabric.
For hand washing, make sure soap powders are completely dissolved in the water and not sprinkled directly on to the garments which should never be left to soak. Do a small patch test on an area of the garment and wash gently at 30C.
Always wash coloured items separately. Gently squeeze out excess moisture (or delicate spin) rather than drip dry. Dry and store silk garments away from direct sunlight, as this can bleach colour.
Most Silks are such easy care that creases fall away. If ironing is required, gently press on the reverse at a low temperature.
As with all knitted garments, rough underwear should be avoided as it can cause snagging which may lead to holes as part of normal wear and tear.
Knitted Garments can be gently washed at 30c, Excess moisture squeezed out and then dried and stored flat away from direct sunlight.
Silk - Cashmere
Silk Cashmere blends may be dry cleaned or hand or machine washed on a delicate cycle at 30C. Then gently spin, shape and dry flat.
How well do you know your silk? At Patra, were often asked by many of you the qualities of the different silks we use and why some are more suitable for certain activities than others.
We've therefore provided a mini guide to help you with your shopping. We hope you find it useful - Please tell us if there is anything else you would like to know!