Caring for Our Silk

Caring For Silk

Caring for your quality Manito silk bedding and sleepwear is easier than you might think. After all, silk bedding and sleepwear has been around for 5,000 years – long before dry cleaning!

The truth is, the quality of your Manito bedding and sleepwear means it can outlast cotton and synthetic items if you follow these Easy Care tips.

Caring for Your Silk Bedding

Can you machine wash silk sheets? Most modern washing machines – especially front-loading European-style models – have a “Hand Wash” or “Delicates” setting that is perfect for quality silk sheets.

1. Wash silk separately.  Use of a laundry bag is optional.

2. Give your silk sheets the room they need to get cleaned: Wash them on their own, without any other items.

3. Keep the temperature cool (30° Celsius/85° Fahrenheit, or lower) and the detergent very mild..

4. We love the smell of sheets dried on the clothesline, but keep in mind that direct sunlight may cause colour to fade, especially in darker sheets. If you can’t wait for a mild, cloudy day, hang them to dry inside.

5. You can machine dry your sheets. Simply use your dryer’s lowest temperature setting or, even better, set it to "air."  Take the sheets out before they are completely dry.

6. After washing silk sheets, once you put your sheets back on the bed any wrinkles will smooth out. Or you can fold sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers and place them in your linen closet under the weight of towels.

7. If you prefer a crisper look, use your iron’s steam setting to ease out wrinkles, without making contact with the sheets. If you need to iron your sheets, do so on the dull side, using your iron’s “silk” setting.

Caring for Your Silk-Filled Duvet & Silk-Filled Pillows

Follow these instructions to ensure you always get the most out of your 100% Mulberry silk duvet and silk-filled pillows.

1. Always protect your silk duvet with a removable, washable cover. Manito duvets come with a cotton or silk cover option.

2. Unlike other materials, Manito silk duvets don’t need washing when covered under normal conditions. We do recommend regular airing outside in the sun for a minimum of two hours a few times a year…that’s it.

3. Do not dry clean your silk duvet, this will effect its natural, beneficial properties and make it harden.

4. Washing your silk duvet in a machine or by hand may cause the silk to lose some of its natural properties. We don’t recommend it.

5. Do not tumble dry or wring out your silk duvet.

Caring for Your Silk Sleepwear

Your modern washing machine's “Hand Wash” or “Delicates” setting is perfect for cleaning your quality silk sleepwear.

1. Wash your silk sleepwear separately. Use of a laundry bag is optional.

2. Give your silk sleepwear the room it needs to get cleaned: Wash them on their own, without any other items.

3. Keep the temperature cool (30° Celsius/85° Fahrenheit, or lower) and the detergent very mild.

4. Since direct sunlight may cause color to fade, especially in darker items, we don't recommend hanging your sleepwear outside to dry. If you can't wait for a mild, cloudy day, hang them to dry inside.

5. You can machine dry your sleepwear. Simply use your dryer's lowest temperature setting or, even better, set it to "air."  Take the item out before it is completely dry.