Silk - We suggest using a mild detergent specifically for silk that does not include bleach, brighteners, and softeners. We recommend cool water and placing the items inside a mesh laundry bag for further protection.
For drying, the best option is hang dry away from direct sunlight. If that is not convenient, one may use the 'air only' dry cycle on a dryer. Please avoid heat as it will damage the silk protein, remove the shiny sheen and decrease the silks durability.
If a Spill Occurs: Dab spills immediately with a clean, dry, white cloth. Then, if needed, use an appropriate spot cleaner. Pretest any cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not saturate fabric with cleaner. Pat instead of rubbing to avoid damaging the fabric. Clean spots or stains from the outside to the middle of affected are to prevent circling. Pile fabrics may require brushing with a non-metallic stiff bristle brush to restore appearance.
ABOUT OUR MATERIALS
We exclusively use high quality 100% mulberry fed silkworms for our silk. The resultant cocoons are boiled to kill the silkworm before the long continuous fibers from the cocoons are unwound and spun into thread, then woven into fabrics. As far as sustainability, the mulberry trees require very little except water, and all trees are good for our planet.
This fabric is also known as Silk Noil. It's a nubby fabric in a natural off-white color. It has a somewhat rough texture but it has a soft gentle drape. The texture of silk noil can be surprising. It is flannel/cotton like with short nubby slubs. Silk Noil is untreated silk reeled from the cocoon and covered with a protein called seracin. Seracin contains amino acids and collagen that can be directly absorbed into the skin. If you rub the silk noil on your skin you can feel the moisturizing benefits to your skin. It's great to use if you struggle with dry skin, acne, and eczema.
Our 100% organic cotton is sustainably grown in the USA, pesticide free.