Designed to inspire children to play in ways that care for Mother Earth. Beautifully blended colors on 35"" x 35"" square silk scarves. Children use them as the ocean for a sailboat, the desert as sand on a beach for a camping trip, forest as trees, stone for rock climbing, and so much more!
dyed with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes and have passed safety testing USA and EU for children of all ages.
10 things to do with Playsilks:
- Wear one as a cape
- Splash with one in the bath
- Create a hammock
- Twirl one when dancing
- Make one into a river for a boat
- Peekaboo a baby with one
- Wrap a present in one
- Build a secret fort
- Make a swing with one
- Fly one as a flag in the wind
Sarah's Silks has been woven through decades of love & dedication and the nourishment of imaginative play in children worldwide.
As a creative mother, Sarah wanted to celebrate her son Josh’s spirit, which involved wearing costumes and putting on performances. With a friend and neighbor Ann Platz, Sarah dyed her first silks in the kitchen sink. These silks were embraced by the local Waldorf community and before long, Sarah was combining the roles of motherhood, working as a doula and dying silks. “What do you call them?” Sarah McDonald of Magic Cabin asked, and Mike came up with the name, 'Playsilks'.
Respecting our roots
Silk is an ancient product of China. Sarah’s Silks are woven, dyed, and hand-hemmed in a small village near Suzhou, a beautiful city long renowned for its silk culture. Sarah and Mike Lee enjoy this rich connection to exotic China and their family’s ancestral heritage.
Silk is imbued with folklore and stories, the spirit of silk is rich, made so by those that have been a part of the history. From the Chinese empress Leizu who guarded the secret of the silk worms, to the men, women, and children, that travelled the silk road, one has a sense, of dedication, value, and importance from the fiber. It can be felt that it was this elemental integrity that drew Sarah to it herself.
A fiber that is strong, fine and lustrous, silk will last when taken care of, but as a natural fiber, it will return effortlessly to the earth. It could be said that silk can be both preserved or decomposed for the health of the planet. If one were to know Sarah in person, you would feel the parallel nature between her and the material she has dedicated the most part of her life to. Beyond the virtues of silk, Sarah's penchant for play, make believe and for nurturing creativity has made Sarah’s Silks a meaningful thread in the fabric of many lives.
what shoppers say..
5.0 STAR RATING
"Beautiful strength and softness and quality and colours..."