Once reserved exclusively for the royal class in China, silk has become a coveted luxury fabric across the globe. While there’s no arguing silk’s luxury status, there are some lesser-acknowledged benefits of including silk in your wardrobe (and linen closet). Silk is a natural textile that is biodegradable, requires fewer chemicals in the dying process (thanks to the protein structure of silk thread), is naturally antibacterial, and lasts for decades with proper care. Here are the top 10 silk items you need in your life and why.
We’re in love with this bronzey mid length one from Fortnight Lingerie, $345
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Silk hair wrap
We love Silke London's collection of sophisticated wraps, $87
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Our pick is from this sleek collection from Julianna Rae, $142
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Silk multi-use scarf
We’ve been big fans of Manner Markets toxic free dyed scarves for years. We’re crushing particularly hard on this western inspired moss one, $77
Silk pillow case
Our pick for silk pillow cases are from Slip, with their beautiful range of colours and sizes, $147
Silk hair elastic
Silk classic dress
Our pick for summer soirees is this blush pink number from Reformation, $278
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We think this set from Lunya pairs well with a good Harry Potter marathon, $354
Silk bed sheets
We can’t wait to get our hands on this gorgeous coffee coloured set from Lily Silk, $900
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Silk eye pillow
We love this classic one from Silke London, $70
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