Caring for Your Silk

Silk is a natural fibre and should be treated with care.  Providing you use your silk filled bedding with a removable washable cover, duvets and pillows should almost never require cleaning.  Unlike feather and down duvets, Gingerlily’s silk filled duvets, pillows and mattress toppers & protectors are naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.

Our collection of pure silk bedding – including pillowcases, duvet covers, flat & fitted sheets – is machine washable on a delicate cycle at no more than 30 degrees.  We recommend you use a specialist silk or delicate liquid detergent such as our Gingerlily silk wash.  Always air or line dry followed by a cool iron to restore the sheen of the silk and help maintain its natural suppleness.

Read more in our guide to caring for your silk below.

Silk filled Duvets, Mattress Toppers & Protectors

Gingerlily’s range of silk filled bedding is made from the finest long strand pure mulberry silk and should be treated with care.

Minor stains can be spot cleaned and to keep them fresh, simply hang them out in the sun to air for a couple of hours once every year.

Should they require more thorough cleaning, have these professionally laundered on a low temperature (no more than 30°C) or delicate cycle. Ensure your launderer is familiar with cleaning delicate silk products and never try to use a domestic washing machine for the drum is not suitable.  

Silk filled Pillows

100% silk filled pillows should be spot cleaned only.

Silk blend pillows should be spot cleaned, though if a more thorough cleaning is required then they must be professionally laundered. Never attempt to wash in a domestic washing machine.   

Silk Bedding & Nightwear

Our collection of pure mulberry silk bed linen and nightwear is machine washable on a delicate cycle at no more than 30 degrees.  If the silk is washed at a higher temperature than this, the properties of the material can become damaged causing the silk to become brittle, hard and prone to tearing.  We recommend washing your silk products in delicates washing bag and never mix materials or colours as these can rub against the silk during the washing process and damage the delicate fibre.  Never boil or soak your silk and do not use bleach.

For best results, always line or air dry your silk bed linen and nightwear followed by a cool to warm iron.  This helps to restore the mulberry silk’s natural sheen, softness, and suppleness.  

Silk Bedspreads & Throws

Gingerlily’s collection of luxurious silk bedspreads and throws are made from the finest quality silk. These should be professionally dry cleaned only.  Minor marks can simply be spot cleaned.