It is a fact that people feel happy if they are able to make someone else happy!
A Silky Kisses pillowcase is a Happy Maker.
All women love real silk pillowcases - they do make us Happy!
They'll buy them for themselves and for their loved ones.
And not just women, men love them too. I know a gentleman in his 80's who has stolen the watermelon coloured pillowcase I gave his wife and won't give it up!
Children love them.
Silky Kisses are an endearing and affordable gift for everyone.
We all sleep.
This is Silky Kisses’ first Blog, and mine. Welcome to our site.
I'm feeling really happy as my Silky Kisses creation is about to launch..Yaaa
I was inspired last June 2012 to work on this concept, discussed making the cases with my friend Dedy in Bali in June 2012. He found a tailor to make me 50cases, which I rained down on my lucky friends and family to do a test run.
Who wouldn't love a silk pillowcase to sleep on.
So began this 10month journey into the creation of Silky Kisses.
Our team produces silk pillowcases in 20 luscious colours in exquisite watery silk Charmeuse.
We use only a minimum of packaging, and all our profits go to the Fistula Foundation, a women's charity, as our pledge to respond to the dreadful crisis this charity company is working to cure.
We launched this lovely website on 10th April, 2013.
Along with teasers on Face Book, Press Releases, and hooray's from our patiently waiting fans.
We hope you enjoy our newsletters which we will send sporadically to you if you connect with us.
No membership required, just the knowing that if you buy a pillowcase from us you will not only be getting a gorgeous silky sleeping buddy, but you will be helping a woman reclaim her life.
I was looking to buy a silk pillowcase locally to solve my fluffy hair problem.
I found only the very expensive, with dull colours, and elaborate packaging, or the brightly shiny acrylic variety which made me hot and feeling static!
I found lovely looking silk ones on line at various prices but in the usual range of pink, cream and black. I wanted colour, choice and a better beautiful fabric.
I can sew..how hard could it be to make a pillowcase? Actually it's not easy as silk is a slippery material, skill is needed to make the seams smooth.
I asked Dedy's Aunt Desak, an experienced seamstress and now my head tailor in Surabrata in Bali, if she would be interested to find a team to together make lots of cases; they were excited, and inspired by the cause, and are working away, on a good wage at last, happily knowing how much their work is enjoyed.
I had a bigger picture in my mind.
I know that sleeping on my Silky Kisses pillowcase is indulgent, particularly when there are millions of women struggling to just survive. The incongruous nature of the difference between the material world and the desperately poor is at odds. If we really open our hearts we are appalled by what we hear and see in photographs, but we try to forget so we can live in our daily reality without guilt. This is true for most of us. There are those Angels in the field really doing fine dedicated work to change lives.
How can I help them?
I had heard about fistula, and the resulting sickness and community shunning and what a very appalling way to exist it must be for these beautiful women. I was inspired by people like Nobel Prize Winning Surgeon Dr Katherine Hamlin doing their good work in the field treating with success, and educating these often very young women, allowing them to reclaim their lives. I found The Fistula Foundation, the 4/4 Star rated Charity in USA, who support these doctors and their hospitals in 30+ countries.
I'm not alone in my quest to improve the lives of these women, Oprah and Richard Branson, amongst many other philanthropic souls, are doing their best creative giving to this cause, and remain inspirational.
I felt that if I'm lying on silk I could give a bit more of my luck away to those who have none. I became a donor to this cause.
What else could I do?
How could I make a real difference to these thousands of suffering women?
How could I facilitate this process and produce an answer to this sadness?
How could I inspire others and so make it a bigger gift?
How can we create a movement towards positive giving - a win/win?
Silk pillowcases to those who can and contribute to those who can't - was my answer.
Concern for the suffering of other women is in direct contrast to wanting to feel silk under my face; the hypocrisy is evident and intended.
How can this hypocrisy become a conversation that creates movement towards compassion and contributing toward this good cause?
Hence a 'Kiss of Silk and a Kiss of Thanks' when you buy a Silky Kisses. XX
The small Bali Team was and still is always raring to go. I found the best group of enthusiastic, creatively talented and self motivated people any woman on a mission would want to propel my idea, my Mission, and the product into the world. Thanks to them we can offer you a shopping experience to easily purchase your very own silk case, and shows you where your donation within the purchase price of each pillowcase is making a difference.
The Silky Kisses HQ is in Adelaide, South Australia, and there I work with a small group of people in my home office, who are equally inspired to give of their time to support myself and the Mission I started. They help me by continually making this website and company better, fulfilling the orders and answering enquiries.
The catalogue offers each colour choice with information about what colour can do for you …Our fun and informative Blogs have various topics covering the interesting healing aspects of silk and for your health, beauty and sleep, and our customers have added stories about their own fistula experiences, for a better understanding about this hidden crisis of thousands of women world wide.
Our valued customers enjoy our posts on social media, and we always appreciate those who recommend us to their connections and friends, and when they come back to purchase gifts of silk pillowcases using our international gift cards.
My Mission is to inspire those who find this page, who find this shop, who read and learn about what is being achieved by the Angels with their fine healing talents - one woman at a time with one silk pillowcase at a time - to really contribute making a difference to someone in crisis.