A definitive guide to silk bedding and bed linen care
Silk is a naturally delicate material, therefore when it comes to washing and taking care of silk products, a little more effort is required. This however, is a very small price to pay when you consider the superior, luxury feel that silk provides. Depending on the kind of silk, and the type of silk product, professional cleaning and upkeep may be essential, although more often than not, silk bed linen can be cared for at home.
When washing silk bedding, it is important to follow care instructions in order to avoid your silk products from becoming damaged, and while all products at Gingerlily are supplied with detailed guidance on how to care for them, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to tell you exactly how each different silk product type needs to be maintained.
We always recommend specialist care for your silk at Gingerlily, because this provides the peace of mind that its delicate feel and touch is preserved for as long as possible. Read our guide to caring for silk and discover how to properly care for silk bedding and silk bed linen, silk nightwear and silk accessories.
Each of our silk pillowcases are crafted from the finest A Grade Mulberry silk. This means they require a little extra care and attention than a regular cotton pillowcase, especially to preserve the natural proteins that provide all of the benefits for your skin and hair.
Silk Duvet Covers
Our silk duvet covers are also delicately crafted from 100% Mulberry silk of the highest quality and come in a range of colours and designs.
Silk Pillows, Silk Duvets and Silk Mattress Toppers & Protectors
At Gingerlily, our silk duvets and silk mattress toppers and protectors are crafted from the finest, A Grade Mulberry silk to provide the ultimate luxury sleeping experience. Due to the delicate nature of this strain of silk, you should take extra care to protect your Gingerlily silk duvets, toppers and pillows with removable, washable covers.
Silk Bedspreads and Blankets
Our silk bedspreads, throws and blankets are crafted from 100% Mulberry silk. The bedspreads have a silk / cotton mix reverse.
Silk Dressing Gowns and Silk Pyjamas
Silk Eye Masks
The most important thing to remember when it comes to caring for your silk products is to always wash them individually, without mixing with any other materials. This prevents snagging, colour transfer, loss of sheen, loss of luxurious feel and other damage to both the look and feel of your silk products.
Any of our products that are not machine-washable can be delicately spot cleaned when necessary, if any spills or marks are made. Only spot clean the affected area and hang out to dry in natural sunlight to ensure sheen and shape are maintained.
If you’re not sure on how best to clean a particular silk product, always check the care label. All products at Gingerlily are supplied with a guide to washing, cleaning and maintaining, so if in doubt, be sure to check here.
Of course if you’re still unsure following this, then our friendly team is happy to help, please feel free to get in touch with any queries you may have.