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The silkiest Kiss I’ve ever had! - Michaela, Germany

 

 

The silkiest Kiss I’ve ever had! - Michaela, Germany

FAQ

HOW DO I TREAT MY SILK PILLOWCASES?

Machine washing - Only wash the pillowcase in machines that are specifically designated as safe for silk and make sure the inside of the machine is free from any soap residue that might stain the pillowcase. To protect it from friction from the agitator, place it in a mesh bag or a pillowcase tied closed. Use a small amount of a mild, non-alkali detergent and wash on the gentlest cycle available in water no hotter than 30°C (86°F). The spin cycle can be used, but should be kept short.

Drying - Never put a pillowcase in a dryer as the dry air and friction can damage the fabric. To dry silk, first roll it in a towel and press out the excess water. When no longer dripping wet, hang up to dry or dry on a flat surface. Heat sources and direct sunlight can yellow silk, so allow the pillowcase to dry in a cool place. Even in cool air silk can still yellow. To prevent this, iron dry instead.

Ironing and Storage - Silk should only be ironed when damp. If the pillowcase has dried, before ironing, add moisture to it with a damp cloth. Use a low setting without steam and iron on the reverse side. Apply gentle pressure to smooth out the creases.

Despite its luxurious appearance, silk is relatively easy to care for. With proper cleaning and care, your silk pillowcases can stay looking new for as long as you own them and outlast cotton or synthetic versions. Best of all, silk does not absorb odours so your pillowcase will stay fresh for longer and requires minimal laundering!

WHY DOES SILKKISS NOT FEATURE IN DEPARTMENT STORES?

Simply because we find it unneccesary to inflate our prices by as much as 300% to accommodate the financial needs of high street stores. Silk is seen as expensive, available to the most affluent only but by keeping our overheads down, SilkKiss is proud to contradict this believe. We are passionate about our silk pillowcases and by providing a high quality and luxurious product online at an affordable price and with worldwide delivery, we hope to bring joy to anyone and everyone in need of a bit of pampering!


WHY DOES SILKKISS ONLY STOCK A NATURAL WHITE COLOUR?

We pride ourselves on the fact that the silk in our silk pillow cases is a 100% natural and completely organic. Most coloured dyes and finishing processes in silk may contain chemicals which could be harmful. The use of toxic chemicals in some silk dyeing processes is to ensure that the dyes stick to the silk fibers and that they stay color-fast. These could potentially cause problems to people with chemical sensitivities. At SilkKiss we do not use any chemical finishing additives and no metallic salts and dyes are added to our beautifully soft silk.

 

FOUR IMPORTANT THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN SILK PILLOWCASES:

When looking for silk pillow cases, it is difficult to say that there is such a thing as a bad silk pillowcase. Why? Because they are made from silk, the pillow cases are already head and shoulders above competing pillow cases due to the nature of the fabric. However, there are some things that a shopper new to silk pillow cases should be aware of. Here are four things to look for in silk pillow cases.

Charmeuse -
Charmeuse is a fancy sounding word that essentially describes the weaving method used to create the fabric. Charmeuse is a lightweight fabric that is woven with a 'satin' weave (not to be confused with satin fabric!). What that means is three or more threads pass over one thread in the weave, resulting in a much smoother and more comfortable fabric. Other weaving methods of silk are used, but they produce coarser fabrics that resemble less luxurious materials, like cotton.

Mulberry - Mulberry is the highest quality silk available. It comes from silkworms produced from the Bombyx mori moth. The silkworms are fed an exclusive diet of Mulberry leaves and the resulting silk that is harvested is of a uniform light color, rounder, uniform in size and finer than wild silk. If you are looking to purchase silk pillow cases because you want something that will be kind to your face and your hair as you sleep, mulberry silk is top choice. One bit of causion, try and avoid Habotai silk as this is the cheapest and least durable alternative with a much rougher surface, it appears dull.

Momme - Momme is the unit used when describing the weight of silk thread. Raw silk has a momme of somewhere in the 30s to 40s. It is heavy, rough and has a woolly appearance. Okay for a rug, not so much for your pillow. What you are looking for is something in the upper teens to very low 20s at the upper end. 16-19 momme weight is best and what better quality silk pillow cases will be made form. Many silk pillowcase manufacturers will not advertise the momme weight of their pillowcases. Just keep in mind that if a company does mention the number, usually abbreviated by 'mm' and it is much higher or lower than the 16-19 range, reconsider as it may be too lightweight and flimsy on the low end or too thick and rough on the high end. 19mm for example does already have quite a 'glossy' shine as opposed to 16mm which has more of a subtle 'shimmer' to it.

The Feel - If a pillowcase feels silky and smooth, then you will most likely be happy with them. If you touch them and you think for a half-second 'Thats not as smooth as I thought it would be', return them or just don't buy them. You will not be happy with them. it naturally goes without saying that our SilkKiss pillowcases are the sikiest and smoothest available!

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