All of our Dupioni, Taffeta, and Matka silks are Dry Clean Only materials. We do not recommend machine washing or hand washing.
The best way to keep your drapes clean is to lightly vacuum them periodically. Use a hand held vacuum like a Dust Buster or an attachment for a canister style vacuum. Do not use you upright vacuum!
Wrinkles and Ironing:
If your panels are wrinkled, allow them to hang for a few days as most of the creases will usually disappear naturally. If you need to press the panels, use an iron on a low heat setting and press on a soft, cloth-covered ironing board. Avoid using water or steam as there is a risk of water spotting.
Avoid getting any water on the silks as it may leave a permanent water spot on Taffeta and Dupioni silks.
Silks are naturally susceptible to damage from UV light, this is why ALL of our panels are fully lined as standard. Our standard lining will help protect your silks from moderate UV exposure. If your window receives heavy sunlight or if you live in the sunbelt (TX, FL, AZ, NM, CA) you should consider using a heavier lining. See our Linings Page for details.