Our Fabrics

SILK is a fabric that makes its own statement. It is beautifully elegant and luxurious and feels incredibly soft and sensual. We use a higher than average "thread count" for our silk (19mm) so it feels even better, looks richer, and will maintain its beauty through repeated washings. Because silk absorbs moisture, it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter making it a season-less fabric. Best of all, it is relatively easy to care for and with good care will last, well, longer than most of us!


Fun fact: Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to man and is the strongest natural fiber. A steel filament of the same diameter as silk will break before a filament of silk!


How to Care: If you prefer to dry clean, by all means, dry clean. However, all our silks are washable. Technically, silk does not shrink like other fibers. A good colorless shampoo works well as detergent on silk. It will remove oil and revitalize your silk. Apologies for the caution following statement but do not use an alkaline shampoo or one which contains ingredients such as wax, petroleum, or their derivatives, as these products will leave a residue on your silk and may cause "oil" spots. If static or clinging is a problem with your silks, a good hair conditioner (see above cautions) may be used in the rinse water. When washing your silk, try not to wring it. Roll it in a towel when done to remove excess water. Silk dries quickly so please do not put it in the dryer. Iron on the wrong side at low temperature.


Silk Charmeuse - Silk made with a satin weave which is soft, yet supple and drapes beautifully. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish, lustrous and glossy, and the back has a matte finish. This is the smoothest of the silk weaves.


How to Care: If you prefer to dry clean, by all means, dry clean. However, all our silks are washable. Technically, silk does not shrink like other fibers. A good colorless shampoo works well as detergent on silk. It will remove oil and revitalize your silk. Apologies for the caution following statement but do not use an alkaline shampoo or one which contains ingredients such as wax, petroleum, or their derivatives, as these products will leave a residue on your silk and may cause "oil" spots. If static or clinging is a problem with your silks, a good hair conditioner (see above cautions) may be used in the rinse water. When washing your silk, try not to wring it. Roll it in a towel when done to remove excess water. Silk dries quickly so please do not put it in the dryer. Iron on the wrong side at low temperature.


Silk Crepe - Silk yarns are tightly twisted together during weaving which produces a tiny pebbly texture to create a lightweight fabric with a great deal of surface interest. Fabric is soft, has an excellent drape, and captures colors and prints beautifully.


How to Care: If you prefer to dry clean, by all means, dry clean. However, all our silks are washable. Technically, silk does not shrink like other fibers. A good colorless shampoo works well as detergent on silk. It will remove oil and revitalize your silk. Apologies for the caution following statement but do not use an alkaline shampoo or one which contains ingredients such as wax, petroleum, or their derivatives, as these products will leave a residue on your silk and may cause "oil" spots. If static or clinging is a problem with your silks, a good hair conditioner (see above cautions) may be used in the rinse water. When washing your silk, try not to wring it. Roll it in a towel when done to remove excess water. Silk dries quickly so please do not put it in the dryer. Iron on the wrong side at low temperature.


Cotton Sateen - is a soft, glossy cotton fabric with a lustrous finish made by smoothing the yarn. We make ours with a higher than average thread count fabric for extra softness and durability. Incredibly easy to keep clean, our cotton sateen is cool, comfortable, and has a high degree of breathability to keep you climate controlled.


How to Care: cotton is one of the easiest care fabrics. Machine wash and dry. Because our cottons are made from extremely fine fibers, we recommend machine washing in cold water in the gentle cycle. To decrease wrinkles, dry on low heat. Iron as needed.