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Giant Playsilks — Sarah's Silks

Inspired by nature and designed to enhance children's natural capacity for imaginative play, our Giant Playsilks have been a staple in families' homes and in Waldorf and Montessori schools all over the world for more than twenty-five years. Our earth Playsilks are designed to inspire children to play in ways that care for Mother Earth.

Young children love the vibrant, beautifully blended colors and soft, tactile sensation of our Giant Playsilks, which are made with non-toxic, environmentally friendly dyes and 100% real silk.

Giant Playsilks are the perfect toy to encourage open-ended play - your child will love incorporating them into dress-up, make-believe scenes, fort building, physical activities such as yoga, dancing, and sensory play - and so much more!

  • 100% real silk
  • hand-painted and silk screened by hand
  • eco-friendly, non-toxic dye
  • measures 108 x 35 inches (approximately 9 x 3 ft)

10 things to do with Playsilks: 

  1. Wear one as a cape
  2. Splash with one in the bath
  3. Create a hammock
  4. Twirl one when dancing
  5. Make one into a river for a boat
  6. Peekaboo a baby with one
  7. Wrap a present in one
  8. Build a secret fort
  9. Make a swing with one
  10. 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. 

About silk

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.. 

"Beautiful strength and softness and quality and colours..." 


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