Sylk and Sleep Co FAQs

Are your silk products made from real mulberry silk?

Yes! At Sylk and Sleep Co., we pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality 100% pure mulberry silk fabric for the production of our silk products. Our silk is free from toxic chemicals and is naturally dyed. Our silk products are crafted from grade 6A long thread mulberry silk hosting a weight between 19 to 22 momme, providing for more durable products and endless beauty sleeps!

How much do you charge for shipping?

For orders under $70 customers will incur a flat rate of $8 for standard shipping or $10.50 for express shipping. For all orders over $70, customers are entitled to free standard shipping. For more information on all things 'shipping' please head to our 'Shipping Policy' page.

How do I care for my silk?

Great question! Because silk is delicate in nature we recommend washing your silk pillowcases, eye masks, scrunchies or pyjamas in cold water or a gentle cycle with a silk-friendly mild detergent. Avoid bleach, ironing, direct sunlight and any other perfumes/deodorants being sprayed onto your silk. Following these care instructions will ensure the prolonged life of your silk.

What are the benefits of silk?

Silk boasts a plethora of benefits that fake silk, cotton and satin fabrics simply cannot match! Several of the benefits below is what makes silk comparable to ‘fabric gold’. Silk fibre is composed of sericin and fibroin which forms the protein structure of silk worm cocoons. This protein structure hosts hypoallergenic properties that mitigate unwelcome dust mites, mould, bacteria, fungus, including several other allergens. Due to silk’s hypoallergenic nature, silk fabric is suitable for all skin types including individuals with allergies and sensitive skin (Jeyaraj, J et al. 2015).

This type of fabric is highly sought after due to its ability to self-regulate temperatures. Its structure is highly absorbent, wicking moisture away from the skin’s surface and allowing the skin to breathe. Whether you live in a cool climate or a warm climate, silk sits comfortably against your skin.

Silk fabric is considered strong, abrasion-resistant and durable as a natural protein fibre. This is due to its long thread fibres which act to protect the product longer than other fabrics on the market.

But wait there’s more…

It is well known that silk fabric noticeably increases hydration in the skin’s surface, decreasing any dryness and itchiness. Not only this, but silk fabric helps retain the skin’s natural moisture levels. Investing in silk maintains the subtle and smooth nature of the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and creases. This is a serious money saver on all those fancy face serums and creams!

The benefits of silk fabric don’t stop at the skin. Its benefits extend to hair as well! Sleeping on silk fabric decreases frizz, breakages and dryness that other fabrics induce. Instead, silk maintain the hairs’ natural moisture levels and encourages smooth, silky hair. Say goodbye bed hair forever.

Jeyaraj, J et al. 2015, 'A study on the functional properties of silk and polyester/lyocell mixed fabric', Revista Materia, accessed 22 Oct 2022,

How do I wash my silk pillowcase?

Our silk pillowcases are made from high-quality grade 6A silk fabric, which means that you can wash your silk pillowcase using the following steps:

  • Fill your laundry sink up with cold to lukewarm water, or alternatively prepare a cold gentle washing machine cycle
  • Turn your pillowcase inside out and place into the water or machine in a delicates bag, using only a silk friendly detergent (avoid bleach or harsh surfactants)
  • Once washed, rinse out any detergent and lay to dry on a flat surface
  • Do not use the dryer
  • Avoid drying in the sun

For silk pillowcases with stains on them, pre-soaking with a denture tablet can help remove some of the severity of the stain. Alternatively, you can get your silk pillowcase dry cleaned.

What is the difference between silk and satin?

While silk and satin may look similar at a distance, they are in fact different fabrics. The difference between silk and satin mainly resides in the fact that silk is a natural protein-based fabric, while satin is synthetic.

Satin is a manufactured synthetic fabric that was created to imitate silk in the form of clothing, hair accessories, scarfs and more. Satin is often made from polyester and rayon. Unlike silk, satin is not breathable, can be easily damaged and is not anti-microbial.

Silk is a natural fibre, meaning it contains a bounty of benefits including being thermo-regulating, hypoallergenic, resistant to allergens, mould and dust mites, and is hydrating for both hair and skin (Jeyaraj, J et al. 2015).

Jeyaraj, J et al. 2015, 'A study on the functional properties of silk and polyester/lyocell mixed fabric', Revista Materia, accessed 22 Oct 2022,

What is the weight of your silk pillowcases?

At Sylk and Sleep Co. our silk pillowcases are made from 22 momme grade 6A mulberry silk fabric.

Does silk make you sweat?

With a change in season it is possible for you to perspire, regardless of the material. However, silk is best known for its natural breathability and thermo-regulating abilities. This means silk has a unique ability to keep you cooler in summer, and warmer in winter due to its construction by sericulture. In contrast with silk, cotton lacks this same ability and can cause more heat when sleeping on a cotton pillowcase. Silk is not as absorbent as cotton or linen fabrics and is lightweight making it a great choice for all season wear (Hasan, K et al. 2019).

Hasan, K et al. 2019, 'An Experimental Investigation to Examine the Wicking Properties of Silk Fabrics', Journal of Textile Science and Technology, accessed 22 Oct 2022,

Is cotton better than silk?

In determining if cotton is better than silk, you need to consider the benefits of each fabric. While both cotton and silk are natural fabrics, this does not make them equal in ability. Silk outperforms cotton in several ways. Silk is able to maintain skin hydration, has anti-microbial features, is hypoallergenic, and prevents skin breakouts (Bin, Z et al. 2021). On the other hand, cotton is a breeding ground for bacteria build up due to its porous structure and is naturally abrasive, which can lead to breakouts and signs of ageing (Callewaert, C et al. 2014). For more check out our blog on Silk vs Cotton: Which is better?

Bin, Z et al. 2021, 'Subdambient daytime radiative cooling textile based on nanocompressed silk', Nature Nanotechnology, accessed 22 Oct 2022, DOI: 10.1038/s41565-021-00987-0

Callewaert, C et al. 2014, 'Microbial Odor Profile of Polyester and Cotton Clothes after a Fitness Session', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, accessed 22 Oct 2022,

Do you offer gift wrapping or customisation to orders?

We can offer personalised notes with each order when requested, however, custom gift wrapping is not available. If you are looking to purchase a gift from us for someone else and would like a personalised note, please email us at or add this in the 'Notes' section of your order. Each silk product is wrapped in recyclable tissue paper.

Where can I find a discount or coupon code?

When you join our mailing list you will receive a 10% off code to use for your first purchase with us. By signing up to our mailing list you will be among the first to know about new products and deals throughout the year.