One of the enquires we often receive from our customers is "Can your silk pillowcases be washed normally or can we put them in the washing machine?"... Here is our answer;
Generally we recommend treating your Silky Kisses silk pillowcase with the care you’d treat your hair,
I used to wash my cases with my shampoo and hang it in the bathroom to dry to put back on that night.
Any minor creases of the fabric will drop out with the warmth of your head, or even smoothing it with warm hands, or rolling it up for a while before shoving your favourite pillow into place.
But ...truly ... as main Tester since day one I’ve experimented for years now.
Lately I admit I’ve become become less pedantic, and I tend to throw my silk cases into a delicate wash with like colours in cool or just warm water in my machine with gentle washing liquid and then hanging to dry - I’m happy with their feel and dies the job with my hair.
The life of a natural product’s colours will always be slowly diminished by a machine, over washing, and by heat and sunshine on high coloured silk, but the actual fabric will keep getting softer while having strength.
I personally like the pillowcases’ texture as they age.
Silk in this thickness is surprisingly durable, if treated gently (without heat and chemicals) it can take a lot of face planting to get old and shabby.
As you can imagine I’ve got quite a few different coloured pillows in my life, but my favourite has been Wild Ruby.
So for 8 years I’ve been treating my cases with the severity I give my t-shirts and big towels !
Someone has to do it!
The outcome is varied depending on the strength of the colour and it’s age. And the abuse it gets in life.
My oldest Wild Ruby, a strong deep pink colour, has been washed and dried in a tumble drier with my same coloured towels several times ..full on abuse..a mistake at first but in hindsight a good discovery.
So the result is lighter, old rose coloured, no bright sheen but it looks and feels as soft as polished skin.
I find that cool water keeps the sheen longer, but with a warm or cold wash by hand with soft gentle cleaning emulsion to release makeup and dribble, and then hang in shade to dry.....is the best practice for silk (and most fabrics really).
My skin loves the old rose case, and my hair particularly loves the first two years of rotating a couple of new colours when they’re changed, and washing them in my shower with my hair...or basin ...till I forget one day and it ends up in the big wash...
I’m the best person to ask this question, your message caught me in a ‘passionate about Silky Kisses’ moment :D
I’m sure you were looking for a short answer - I trust this story will help you enjoy and relax with your new pillowcase.
Washing tips can be found on the website in our Guarantee area.
As you can see ..I’m a bit interested in this 8 year (so far) experiment with Silky Kisses ..so I love this question ....Thank you.
I hope that helps - I know you’ll have sweet dreams on your Silky Kisses silk pillowcase XX
Kind regards from the Silky Kisses team
CEO of Silky Kisses - Charity silk pillowcases for women and children at risk
Thank you for the restless nights, for giving up your time and putting your children before yourself. We know the amount of effort you put in to raising your kids to ensure they get the best opportunities they can. But for Mothers day, you all deserve a gift that is almost as luxurious as you, a Silky Kisses silk pillowcase.
Silky Kisses silk pillowcases are perfect for every Mother, as they allow every Mother get a luxurious night of sleep, and as silk is smooth and allows for movement, it allows you to wake up and be ready for whatever the day brings, without the worry of creases on your face and knots in your hair, giving you more time to spend with your family.
Here at Silky Kisses, we sell our silk pillowcases in 20 luxurious colours, meaning that you are guaranteed to find the perfect colour to suit Mums’ bedroom, meaning that you can add the perfect luxurious feel to Mum’s room without her having to change anything
Your Mum will also love her silk pillowcase as it will be beneficial to her skin care routine, as silk has a very low absorption rate, meaning that night creams and moisturisers will last longer on the skin, and silk does not leave creases on the skin, it means Mum can wake up looking even more beautiful everyday.
And best of all the profits made from the sales of our silk pillowcases go to The Fistula Foundation. This foundation supports thousands of women suffering with an obstetric fistula from childbirth. They don’t have the means to have the surgery and often go without to provide for their children, so by gifting your Mother a silk pillowcase, you are also gifting another child with a happier and healthy Mother.
So thank you to all of our customers for treating your Mums, and for helping The Fistula Foundation,
Happy Mother’s Day,
The Silky Kisses team
People suffering from severe allergies and respiratory illnesses do not realise that it may be their bedding that is a contributing factor aggravating their condition. Us, as humans spend one-third of our lives in bed, making it important that our sleep experience is not only peaceful, but healthy.
Dust mites, pet dander, mould and mildew in our bedding car trigger allergic reactions. The results can be inflamed, congested, and irritated respiratory passages, as well as wheezing, watery eyes, constant sneezing, skin irritations such as eczema, and an uncomfortable sleep.
The Silky Kisses pillowcase is made from natural silk. Silk is an exceptional hypoallergenic material because it does not support dust mites as it helps by creating an effective barrier against nasty irritants and dander.
Silky Kisses pillowcases are soft, comfortable and luxurious and for people who change in temperature during the night, you can rest assured knowing your pillowcase can regulate your body temperature to alleviate any effects of night sweats and chills that can occur during menopause or when undergoing medical treatments such as chemotherapy or operations. It is all natural and breathable which prevents the accumulation of moisture. A Silky Kisses pillowcase could help people suffering from fibromyalgia to enjoy a more restful and relaxed nights sleep.
A good night's sleep affects our physical, mental, and emotional health and well being. It improves our energy levels, immune system, and memory capacity making it vitally important for everyone.
Knowing some the causes of allergies and how to reduce the conditions that create an allergy prone environment, will help you better control their effects. Using hypoallergenic material when sleeping allows you to get your 8 hours comfortably, resulting in an improved quality of life and health.
People who have asthma have airways that are very twitchy or sensitive. They may react to things that can (that is, make) asthma symptoms start. These things are aptly called, "triggers." When you are near an asthma trigger, your airways may become swollen, tighten up, and produce too much mucus. You may start to wheeze, cough, have congestion, itchy eyes, or a runny nose. It's important to find out what your asthma triggers are and figure out ways to control them.
If you, or someone you love suffers with Asthma, here are some simple ways you can begin to control dust mites, one of the main triggers for an Asthma attack:
- Dust weekly
- Sleep on hypoallergenic material
- Damp wipe mattress cover weekly
- Reduce clutter, toys and collections in bedroom
- Place stuffed toys in freezer overnight every week
- Put your pillow in an airtight cover or wash it every week in hot water
- Avoid sleeping or lying on upholstered furniture
- Remove carpets that are laid on concrete
- Wash your bed covers and clothes every week in hot water
- Use a dehumidifier
- Remove carpets and drapes from your bedroom. Use a washable window shade instead
- Clean or replace heat/air conditioner filter as per manufacturer's instructions, at least once each month.
- Avoid using a vacuum or being in a room while it is being vacuumed. If you must vacuum, one or more of the following things can be done to reduce the amount of dust you breathe in.
Silk is sympathetic to our bodies needs and works in conjunction with our bodies to help us get what we really want and need - contented, deep sleep.
Pete Malcom, Asthma guides, Sleep easy with Smartsilk Hypoallergenic Bedding, http://asthmaguides.blogspot.com.au/2010/03/sleep-easy-with-smartsilk.html
Silky Kisses silk pillowcases for women’s charity brings to you the benefits of silk with a better understanding of the healing energy of the colour that you’re drawn to.
Making choices easier.
Helping us help others…
The truth is that the power of colour is the essence of life. Colour is refracted light, it’s all around us and influences our lives all the time.
This is true, I’ve looked into it and know for certain that, like Plato and the rest, curing with colour exists.
Our Moon Mist Silver silk pillowcases will entice you with the light energy of this mysterious colour which represents openness and truth. This pillow case flashes the palest of green in a light tone within the silver silk fabric, creating a cool and shimmering magic in your bed. Although your eye can see a tiny hint of green in the silver fabric the reflections from the silver will pick up any colour in its vicinity, creating opalescent variances.
When you hold this 100% mulberry silk in 22 momme weight it feels and even looks like water pouring through your fingers, like life-giving water.
You are looking at Silky Kisses' Deep Forest Emerald silk pillowcases; they’re the colour of nature, of freshness and growth. This deep green conjures the mystery of tall stately trees, with their stability and endurance, fertility and persistence.
Restore your body and mind with this deep nurturing green, creating your own stability and endurance, refreshing and relaxing restoring your energy to cope with adversity.
This is the colour of regrowth and renewal for those who are exhausted or stressed.
This coral pink silk fabric inspires compassion, kindness and encourages self-respect. Summer Sorbet is an uplifting colour which helps to transform your old emotional patterns, and strengthens your life purpose.
This is not a satin pillowcase, which is plastic and creates static - not something you want in your bed.
Silky Kisses Summer Sorbet silk pillowcases are made with heavy 22 momme mulberry silk, in a Charmeuse style fabric; and the colour is remarkable; it’s not orange, not red, not pink, although this silk fabric colour takes the traits of these colours with much less intensity, with a touch of pale yellow to make this dreamy soft coral colour, adorable for those who love orange as an energy but want a lighter aspect.
This Blushing Blossom silk pillowcase in a Pale Pink colour is a warm glow in any bed. It shows tenderness, sensitivity and empathy, and is calming and reassuring. It’s an affectionate colour and creates a feeling of intimacy.
This soothing combination of the luxury of the Charmeuse silk fabric of a Silky Kisses pillowcase, and the emotion of kindness that this pale pink colour brings to mind creates the nurturing you can relax into as you dream.
This colour conjures up thoughts of the texture of ice cream, the softness of old lace, and the colour of luminous pale skin.
This ivory creamy colour tends toward a very pale yellow hue, which is a joyful colour addition which warms up the cool elegance and purity of the white base colour. Cream has a generally quiet colour energy, and can often evoke a sense of history and antiquity to your bedroom setting. Cream or ivory is a calm colour, although associated with the energy of spring it is quiet with a pleasant, understated refinement, with a rich softness and lustre.