A satin weave is a type of fabric weave that produces a characteristically glossy, smooth or lustrous material, typically with a glossy top surface and a dull back; it is not durable, as it tends to snag. It is one of three fundamental types of textile weaves alongside plain weave and twill weave.
Satin is commonly used in clothing, for items such as lingerie, nightgowns, blouses, and evening gowns, but is also used for boxer shorts, shirts and neckties. It is also used in the production of pointe shoes for use in ballet. Other uses include interior furnishing fabrics, upholstery, and bed sheets.
To maintain the quality and longevity of your satin garments, we advise against washing them in hot water, as this can cause shrinkage. Additionally, to preserve their shine, it is recommended to avoid using a dryer for satin-finish garments.
When caring for your satin pieces, it is best to refrain from using bleach or strong detergents, as satin is still a delicate fabric, even though it is not silk. Furthermore, it is advisable to avoid drying satin items in direct sunlight, as exposure to sunlight can accelerate deterioration. Fortunately, satin garments tend to dry quickly.
When it comes to ironing your garment, it is important to exercise caution. Set your iron to the lowest possible temperature, without using steam. To prevent any unwanted mishaps, iron the item inside out and place a cloth between the iron and the satin garment. Employ quick strokes while ironing.
A helpful tip: If you allow your garment to dry while hanging, whether it be after machine washing or handwashing, ironing may not be necessary.