- Certified Silk
Silk is a protein fibre created when mulberry silkworms form their cocoons. The silk fibre is triangularly shaped which allows it to reflect light, giving it a shiny appearance. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibres with natural elasticity, it is breathable - helping you stay warm when it is cold and cold when it is warm. The biodegradable fabric is also very good at obtaining colors and shine. The silk used by House of Dagmar is certified according to STeP (Sustainable Textile and Leather Production) by OEKO-TEX®, a certification for environmenal measures. It is also certified according to MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, one of the most stringent certifications that exists to ensure that the fabric is traceable, tested for harmful substances, and made in environmentally friendly and socially responsible workplaces. This is a natural choice for House of Dagmar, to create beautiful silk garments, without compromising the wellbeing of the workers, animals, or the planet.
House of Dagmar only uses silk that is certified according to MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® as well as STeP by OEKO-TEX®, meaning it is tested for harmful substances as well as made in environmentally friendly and socially responsible workplaces.
Make it a habit to ventilate your silk garments after use, they should not be washed too often. When washed, the silk fiber “relaxes”, which makes the fabric shrink. However, when lightly steamed or carefully ironed on a very low temperature, the garment will return to its normal shape and size. Use a liquid detergent without enzymes, as a detergent with enzymes might create small holes in the fabric, and reduce shine and softness. Wash by hand and never tumble dry or dry in direct sunlight.
Store your silk garments on a padded hanger and avoid direct sunlight.