How Should I wash my Silk pillowcase?
Traditionally, silk is hand washed and dry clean only however; ours are machine washable!
Check out the deets below on how to maintain your silky smooth pillowcase for the long run.
We recommend the following;
- Use a ph neutral or delicates detergent for washing
- Machine wash in cold water on the most gentle cycle available
- Minimize spin time, choose the lowest spin if available
- Have the time? Hand wash in a Basin with lukewarm water
- Iron or Steam on low heat or silk setting to get out wrinkles
- Do Not Use Bleaches
- Hang dry if possible, however, avoid direct sunlight exposure
- Do Not Tumble Dry
- Keep out of touch from pets & sharp objects
Feeling extra fancy? Professional Dry Cleaning is okay! (make sure to ask for no trichloroethylene)
What are the Benefits to sleeping on a Silk Pillowcase?
Silk really is for everyone and anyone. Check out our list of Benefits HERE.
Are Silk pIllowcases Hypoallergenic?
Naturally Hypoallergenic, Mulberry silk is the finest, most sumptuous silk money can buy and is the only fabric that inherently doesn’t harbor dust mites, mold, allergens, or fungus due to its hypoallergenic properties.
A germophobe’s dream come true!
Is Silk Recyclable and Biodegradable?
If you’d like to do your part in reducing landfills, you can opt for silk. Silk is durable, has a low environmental impact, and can be recycled. Silk is a natural material that is very biodegradable.
What is the Quality of a Reves Silk Pillowcase?
Silk quality is graded A, B, or C, with Grade A being the best. Grade A silk is the highest quality long-strand silk from cocoons that are pearly white in color. It is very pure and can be unraveled to great lengths without breaking. Here are Rêves we use the highest grade (6A) long fiber mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and enforce the strictest quality guidelines, including non-toxic dyes. Our pillowcases are hand ironed in the USA, designed in Boston with Imported Materials.
Are your pillowcases dyed?
Our Blanc collection is the only color that is undyed and the natural color of silk, all other colors have been dyed.
What does OEKO-TEX Mean?
OEKO-TEX® is a global certification system you can trust. A textile product with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label has been independently tested for harmful substances according to strict scientific criteria that go beyond legal regulations. All Rêves Silk Co. products are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® was developed by European textile institutes as a means to reduce the environmental footprint of the textile industry. It is a global testing and accreditation program that sets standards for the screening of chemicals and harmful substances in fabrics and other consumer textiles. Textiles can only be certified if all components meet the rigorous test criteria submitted from the raw material through the finished product.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification means that independent labs have analyzed the product against test criteria for a variety of harmful substances including formaldehyde, heavy metals, pesticides, phthalates, chlorinated phenols, colorants, solvents, and other chemicals; these are often used in producing fabric, including silk, organic cotton, and even natural fibers. Products are categorized and tested according to their intended use:
- Items for babies
- Products that have direct contact with the skin such as sheets and clothing
- Products without direct contact with the skin such as stuffing
- Decorative tablecloths wall coverings, curtains, upholstery fabrics
To receive certification, all components and materials of textile products must comply with the test criteria, many of which are significantly more stringent than government regulations require. At that time, the product is officially certified and is issued a designation stating "OEKO-TEX® CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES -- STANDARD 100 -- Tested for harmful substances."
What does momme mean?
Silk weight is measured in units known as momme and typically abbreviated as mm. The higher the momme weight, the heavier and denser the silk weave will be. Higher momme silk fabrics are also made with thicker yarn. However, it depends on if such thickness is suitable for types of silk product. For example, lightweight 16mm silk is normally used for scarves, 19mm and 22mm is for sleepwear, pillowcases and clothing. If using a 25mm silk for sleepwear would be too heavy to put on in bed, but 16mm is too sheer for clothing and not that durable.
In other words, 22 momme is perfect for our silk pillowcases.
What type of weave method is used for your pillowcases?
Do you offer King Size Pillowcases?
Not at this time.