- Certified Silk
Silk is a protein fibre created when mulberry silkworms form their cocoons. The silk fibre has a triangular shape, allowing it to reflect light, which gives it a shiny appearance. Silk has a natural elasticity and is one of the strongest natural fibres. It is breathable – helping you stay warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm. This biodegradable fabric is also very good at retaining colours 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 environmental measures. It is also certified according to MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, one of the most stringent certifications that exist, created to ensure that the fabric is traceable, tested for harmful substances and made in environmentally friendly and socially responsible workplaces. The use of certified silk is a natural choice for House of Dagmar in order to create beautiful silk garments without compromising the wellbeing of workers, animals, or the planet.
House of Dagmar only uses certified silk according to MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® as well as STeP by OEKO-TEX®. These certifications ensure the testing for harmful substances as well as certify that the fabrics are made in environmentally friendly and socially responsible workplaces.
Air out regularly and avoid washing too often. When washed, the silk fibre relaxes, causing the fabric to shrink. However, when lightly steamed or carefully ironed at a low temperature, the garment will return to its original shape and size. Use a liquid detergent without enzymes or harsh chemicals, as these types of detergents might cause small holes in the fabric and reduce its shine and softness. Wash by hand. Never tumble dry or lay in direct sunlight. Always follow the specific instructions on the garment's care label.
Store your silk garments on a padded hanger and avoid direct sunlight.