Travelling With Silk
A common misconception about silk is that it is difficult to travel with, although this couldn’t be further than the truth. It’s lightness and breathable nature makes it perfect for comfortable, all condition wear perfect for single layers in warmer weather or for layering up to face cooler temperatures.
The right silk pieces will see you through daytime wandering to evening events whilst being stylish and effortlessly chic. We assure you that with very little effort, the common drawbacks of creasing and cleaning can be resolved right from your hotel room.
If you are about to embark on a voyage or simply a weekend escape, keep reading for our best travel packing advice and how to best care for your NATALIJA silk garment from your destination.
When packing, we prefer to store our silk separately in garment bags. Not only does this keep your suitcase organised but it prevents anything from catching on the material. Keep the silk piece neatly folded or rolled (a savvy storage saving technique if your suitcase is on the fuller side!).
Upon arrival, get rid of any unwanted creasing in the garment by simply airing it out in a steamy room. Your hotel shower is perfect for this, just hang in the bathroom as you take your shower and the steam will encourage any creases to drop out of the fabric. No need to battle dodgy hotel irons and risk burning or marking your clothes, this little hack will bring your silk garment back to life gently and effectively.
Silk is an all natural fibre making it breathable and comfortable to wear all day long. However if you need to refresh your garment after wear, we have made handwashing on the go even easier with our travel sized Silk Wash. The compact 100ml size fits easily into your suitcase and complies with airline liquid guidelines. The all natural formula is also gentle enough to use on your lingerie making it the perfect travel companion for maintaining your travel wardrobe on the go.
To use the wash, you can find our best handwashing advice here which is simple enough to do in your bathroom basin. Once you have washed the garment lay it flat on a towel in a well ventilated area of your hotel room, away from direct sunlight. Silk’s lightweight nature means that it dries ultra fast, so your freshly washed garments will be ready to wear again within no time.
We wish you well on your travels, may you seek adventure and discovery in style.