OEKO-TEX® CERTIFIED SILK
Silk is a beautiful natural fiber, not only because of its fantastic feel and look, but it’s also a highly renewable resource with less impact on the environment than many other fabrics. Made from silk worms that feed on mulberry leaves, it doesn’t require the use of pesticides or fertilizers to grow. Another advantage of silk is that it requires very little water to grow, comparing to other materials. Our silk manufacturer is certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, an independent testing and certification system that tests for harmful substances used during all stages of production.
CARE FOR YOUR SILK
Silk is an investment, and with the right care, it will stay in your wardrobe for years. As silk is a natural fiber that naturally breaks away mites, dust and other particles, it doesn’t need to be washed as frequently as other materials. Often, it’s enough to weather the garment to freshen it up, but be careful when hanging it outside as the sunlight could fade the colour. Another good tip to freshen it up quickly is to steam the garment, steamers don't just take away creases, but also kill off bacteria.
When it comes to washing your silk, leaving it to the experts at the dry cleaners is the absolute best way to extend the life of your garment. If possible, choose an environmentally friendly certified dry cleaner. We always recommend dry cleaning, however, if you want to hand wash your garment at home, here’s how you can easily do it:
1. Place your silk in cold water with a mild silk-friendly detergent, but don’t use too much.
2. Leave to soak (no more than 5 minutes) and swish the garment slowly and gently. Do not rub on stains or twist. Think of silk as your own (long) hair.
3. Rinse with cold water.
4. Roll in a towel to remove access water before laying to flat dry.
STEAMING & STORING
Most wrinkles in silk can simply be steamed out, but not everyone owns a steamer. A smart way to get wrinkles out of silk is to hang your item in the bathroom and let it steam while you take a hot shower. It’s not only sustainable, but also saves time on your busy work week or tight-schedule weekend.
Always store your silk by hanging it in a cool dry place. Silk items should not be folded or leaved bunched up for long. Choose padded or flocked hangers, covered in non-slip velvet.