Silk is spun from the long threads which make up the inner cocoon of a silkworm. Raw silk threads are harvested and then spun together for commercial use.
Silk is incredibly soft, is the strongest of all natural fibres, is a temperature regulator and is hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin. As silk is a natural fibre, it is biodegradable. Although strong, silk is incredibly soft and requires care and attention to ensure it makes a durable and long-lasting garment.
Sandwashed Silk: Sandwashed fabrics undergo a process of being washed with sand to soften and distress the fabric. Our sandwashed silk has a beautiful matte finish with familiar fullness of silk.
Silk Crepe De Chine: Our lightweight silk Crepe De Chine features a low sheen, soft handle and textured finish, making it ideal for layering and draping.
Habutai: (or Habotai) is a plain weave silk known for its lightweight, soft handle, sheen and silky texture. We love the versatility of our Habutai as you can hand crinkle the fabric to create a beautiful texture.
Silk Cotton: Silk Cotton is a blend of both fibres, combining positive characteristics of each into the fabric. Our Silk Cotton is a lightweight, yet sturdy fabric, being comfortable with a beautiful silky drape.
Silk Georgette: Georgette is created with tightly twisted yarn, allowing for a characteristic crinkly texture. Our Silk Georgette has a beautiful bounce and is great for creating lightweight volume and shape.
Silk Satin: Satin is a type of weave with one smooth and one glossy faced side. Our Silk Satin has a smooth and lustrous surface, with a soft handle and beautiful drape.
- A simple airing out will suffice if the garment is not dirty or stained and washing isn’t required.
- Gently place your garment on a hanger, hang it out in an airy, sheltered space for 1-2 days (not in direct sunlight).
- Our recommendation is for all of our silk garments to be taken to a trusted, eco friendly dry cleaner (please read care label), especially if dirty or stained.
- If you would like to freshen your silk garment up at home, we recommend a gentle, cold water bath.
- Fill a clean sink or washtub with cool water. Turn the garment inside out and add a small amount of gentle, earth friendly detergent and stir the water to create lather. Submerge the garment and very gently agitate. Do not leave your garment soaking for longer than 30 minutes.
- Run cool water through items until rinse water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, gently press the water out of your item between your hands or against the sink.
- Lay the item flat in its natural shape to dry, in the shade.
- Steam to remove any creases and restore natural lustre after washing.
- Alternatively you can use an iron set to the “steam” setting, hovering over the item, without making contact.