Manito Silk | Luxury Silk Bedding

Not all silk vendors are created equal. Manito is headquartered in North America where we maintain inventory. We offer Free Shipping anywhere in North America for orders of $50 or more. Manito designs its products here, for western colors, tastes and style. Our parent company manufactures everything we sell. Buy our luxury silk bedding, silk sleepwear, silk pillowcases and our many more high quality products with absolute confidence.

The Japanese Silk Kimono Robe: From Simple Garment to High Art

The Japanese Silk Kimono Robe always makes a gracious statement speaking to the culture and status of the wearer. After traveling to China in the 8th century, the Japanese were inspired by the Chinese Hanfu style and began to fashion their own interpretation of the T-shaped robes. From that time forward, the Kimono was recognized as a symbol representing Japanese culture.

The name loosely translates to "the thing that is worn." Originally adopted for its simplicity in construction and adaptability to the seasons, this versatile garment quickly became the nation's adopted style of dress. Made of long, narrow panels of silk, similar to the lustrous silk fabric used in our Manito Silk Kimono Robes today, panels ran from front to back over the shoulder, joining in the back from the neck to the hem. Similar panels were attached for the sleeves, and a wide band trimmed the front edges. Cutting, sewing, and tailoring all were simplified, and fit was adjusted by folding over the Obi sash at the waist to accommodate height. Girth was adjusted by wrapping side over side, left over right.

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Tip #33: Silk vs. Down Duvets

Feeling weighed down by your bedding? Silk offers a lightweight alternative to traditional down duvets that allows your body to breathe as it drapes delicately over you.



Silk Tip #31: Storing Your Silk

When not in use, your silk bedding, duvets, and pillowcases should be stored in a cool, dry place.  This will help preserve the natural properties of silk.