A couple of weeks ago I was at the Goodwill store, and I saw a really nice aloha shirt. It was so soft. When I looked at the label, I saw that it was a ‘Tommy Bahama’ brand shirt, and it was 100% silk. Nice!
It was cheap, so I was excited to buy it, but then I wondered how I would clean it. The label said ‘dry clean only’. But can you wash silk in the washing machine? I took out my phone and went on the internet for advice.
I saw a lot of people saying ‘dry clean only’ meant you must only dry clean, but then I saw this entry:
I liked the sound of that idea, so I got the shirt. I wore it the next Sunday, but didn’t get to washing it until just the other day. The result?
It was fine! I washed it and dried it like a regular shirt, and it came out just fine! Yay! I may never trust clothing care labels again…