Hand washing silk is our recommended method of cleaning. Use lukewarm water and mild soap. While rinsing, you can add a few tablespoonfuls of distilled white vinegar to the rinse water to neutralize alkali traces and to dissolve soap residue. Soaking silk for any more than a few minutes should be avoided. Do not use harsh detergents that contain bleaches or brighteners and do not wring or twist, roll in towel to extract water. Hang to dry, once silk is dry use a hot iron with steam capability to press your wild rag.