And that’s it! To make the washing time more like a treat and less like a chore, you could play some music, listen to your favourite podcast or put a face mask while you’re at it. And don’t forget to enjoy your freshly washed lingerie afterwards!

Also, for large silk items like robes I’d really recommend dry-cleaning if you want to preserve the original texture and shine. You can hand-wash those items in cold water too, but bear in mind that silk will lose a bit of its lustre. Afterwards, you’ll need to iron the garment in a low-heat setting.