Manito’s Easy Care Tips

Caring for your quality Manito silk sheets is easier than you might think. After all, silk bedding has been around for 5,000 years – long before dry cleaning!

The truth is, your Manito sheets will outlast cotton and synthetic bed linen if you follow these Easy Care tips.

Silk Bedding & Sleepwear

Most modern washing machines – especially front-loading European-style models – have a “Hand Wash” or “Delicates” setting that is perfect for quality silk sheets.

1. Wash silk separately.  Use of a laundry bag is optional.

2. Give your silk sheets the room they need to get cleaned: Wash them on their own, without any other items.

3. Keep the temperature cool (30° Celsius/85° Fahrenheit, or lower) and the detergent very mild..

4. We love the smell of sheets dried on the clothesline, but keep in mind that direct sunlight may cause colour to fade, especially in darker sheets. If you can’t wait for a mild, cloudy day, then simply hang them over your shower curtain rod and they should be dry in the morning. Give your sheets a shake, and they’re ready to go!

5. You can machine dry your sheets. Simply use your dryer’s lowest temperature setting or, even better, set it to "air."  Take the sheets out before they are completely dry.

6. Once you put your sheets back on the bed any wrinkles will smooth out. Or you can fold sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers and place them in your linen closet under the weight of towels.

7. If you prefer a crisper look, use your iron’s steam setting to ease out wrinkles, without making contact with the sheets. If you need to iron your sheets, do so on the dull side, using your iron’s “silk” setting.

 

Silk-Filled Duvet Care

 Follow these instructions to ensure you always get the most out of your 100% Mulberry silk duvet.

1. Always protect your silk duvet with a removable, washable cover. Manito duvets come with a cotton or silk cover option.

2. Unlike other materials, Manito silk duvets don’t need washing when covered under normal conditions. We do recommend regular airing outside in the sun for a minimum of two hours a few times a year…that’s it.

3. Do not dry clean your silk duvet, this will effect its natural, beneficial properties and make it harden.

4. Washing your silk duvet in a machine or by hand may cause the silk to lose some of its natural properties. We don’t recommend it.

5. Do not tumble dry or wring out your silk duvet.