Removing the Odor from New Silk Garments

When I purchase new silk blend garments they often have a very strong odor. How do you get rid of this odor?

By Jan from Worcester, MA

March 19, 20100 found this helpful

This will also work; soak clothing in a sink or washing machine filled with warm water before washing. Add one cup of baking soda, washing soda or Borax. Our experience is that several hours (or overnight) are usually sufficient although some people will suggest up to several days. Rather than soaking for several days, it is probably more effective to repeat the airing, soaking, washing, drying cycle several times if needed, good luck.

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March 19, 20100 found this helpful

White vinegar usually takes care of that problem. You may have to let your garment sit in the vinegar for a little while,m but rinsing thoroughly in white vinegar. Then rinse thoroughly in clear water. Should take that smell out.

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March 19, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know if the scent is the silk or the finishing technique which may use chemicals, or the smell of the dye or shipping container. But I worked for a natural dyer for a year, who specialized in silk, and sometimes it does have a scent for a while until it's been washed, but that is only true for silk which is relatively unprocessed, ie raw, more natural textured slubby silks. I'd hand wash according to direction for your garment. If it says only dry clean, just put on hanger and expose to fresh air for few days.

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