Almgrens laundry soap is Sidenväveriet's own product, specially designed for effective and gentle washing of silk. Our laundry soap also provides excellent results for water washing of other natural materials such as wool, linen, cotton, leather, and suede. Natural materials retain their softness and shine thanks to Almgrens laundry soap's cleaning and re-fattening properties. Conventional detergents strip away all the fats, causing natural materials to dry out and lose their original qualities of providing warmth, coolness, and being stain-resistant. Almgrens laundry soap is also very gentle on the skin and suitable for baby care. However, the soap is tough on tough stains!
The soap is manufactured in Sweden, and no preservatives or perfumes are added. The palm oil used is from Columbia and RSPO-certified.
Care instructions for silk and other materials
In general, we wash our clothes too often. Clothes last longer if we air them out and remove stains instead. When washing is needed, use Almgrens laundry soap!
When handwashing, add the soap to the water by "soaping in" the fabric under the water surface. Water should not exceed 40 degrees Celsius. Note that silk may shrink slightly after the first wash.
For machine washing, grate the soap into fine flakes and place them in the detergent compartment. Use about 1 tablespoon for a full load. You can also place the soap in its entirety in a special laundry bag, which will release a suitable amount of soap when water passes through the detergent compartment. Select wool/silk program. Never tumble dry!
When cleaning suede shoes, leather sofas, or woolen rugs, use a washing sponge. Lather the sponge with soap and work the surface. Wipe off excess lather with a cloth.
For stain removal, moisten the surface with water and then massage in the soap. Finish by rinsing. It's recommended to wash the entire garment to avoid leaving a ring around the stain. For fruit and berry stains, pre-treat with boiling water.