What are your silks made of?

Play Silkies are made of 100% pure mulberry silk. This means that the silks are made of a high-quality, natural fibre that is soft, durable, and biodegradable. Using pure mulberry silk also makes the silks hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly, as there are no synthetic or blended fibres in the product.

Play Silkies are 8 momme, which is a weight measurement for silk. This is what gives play silkies their strength while still maintaining a translucent quality.

Can I wash my silks?

Yes, you can wash your Play Silkie! Hand wash the silks in plain water or with a neutral detergent. It’s important to avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or fabric softeners, as these can damage the silk fibres. After washing, the silks should be hung to dry, as they should not be put in the dryer. By following these instructions, you should be able to safely clean your Play Silkie and keep it looking and feeling great for years of playtime fun!

Where are Play Silkies made?

Play Silkies are made in a factory in China.  The manufacturer takes care of the full production process and has passed the ISO9000 and ISO14001 quality system certifications, which ensure that it meets high standards for quality management and environmental protection. The factory also applies the Clean Production Law, which aims to promote cleaner production, efficient resource utilization, pollution reduction, and sustainable development of the economy and society. By choosing a factory that meets these standards and is able to handle the full production process in-house, Play Silkies is able to minimize transportation needs and reduce waste, making their products more environmentally friendly.

What age are Play Silkies recommended for?

Play Silkies are a safe and versatile toy that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Play Silkies are safety tested to be 100% free from harmful chemicals, toxins, and irritants, and are certified safe from birth. This means that they can be used safely by children of any age, from newborns to older children.

Play Silkies recommends to always supervise young children during playtime, to ensure that toys are being used safely and appropriately. Additionally, the Play Silkies notes that play silks should never be used as bedding for infants under 12 months of age.

Are Play Silkies sustainable?

Silk is considered a relatively sustainable material compared to synthetic fabrics and some conventional cotton. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Silk is a renewable resource, as silkworms can be bred and raised in captivity to produce silk fibers. This means that the production of silk does not deplete non-renewable resources or contribute to deforestation.
  • Silk is biodegradable, meaning it can break down naturally over time without harming the environment. This is in contrast to synthetic fabrics, which can take hundreds of years to decompose and release harmful microplastics into the environment.
  • Silk production does not require large amounts of water, pesticides, or fertilizers, unlike some conventional cotton farming practices. This can make it a more environmentally friendly choice.

In addition Play Silkies has made several choices in their manufacturing process that aim to reduce waste, such as selecting a factory that can handle the entire production process and using custom rolls to minimize material wastage. In addition the type of silk used ensure durability, suggesting that they are meant to last for years, which can help reduce the need for frequent replacement.

What size are Play Silkies?

Play Silkies offers different sized silks to suit different needs.

  • Regular 90x90cm
  • Mini 45x45cm
  • Jumbo 180x90cm
  • Giant 270x110cm
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