Washable silk’s short life

Watch out for this season’s “washable silks” with cotton lining. Silk fabric is delicate and prone to losing shape and color in water. The cotton lining holds moisture that speed up deterioration and loss of wear-ability in the silk in as little as one washing. Wondering why the designer chose the combo? The cotton lining gives the garment a sturdier form for the design. Sadly, long-term wear is often a designer’s last concern for even an expensive fashion item.