Our biggest news in 16 years

Our biggest news in 16 years

It is with excitement that we introduce an upcoming change of ownership here. We're doing better than ever. Now, after 16 years it's time to take it to the next level. So we are handing the baton over.

Read our official press release.

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Plastic fibres from synthetic clothing are ending up in our food chain. Here's how to stop it happening.

Plastic fibres from synthetic clothing are ending up in our food chain. Here's how to stop it happening.

New studies show that the biggest plastic polluter of oceans and waterways is not plastic bags, it's fibres from synthetic clothing, otherwise known as microfibres. Every time these garments are washed, the tiny plastic fibres are released into the environment. Clothing designer and textile scientist Emily Cooper, of Silkbody, believes consumers will not be able to make a difference to the insidious issue unless they are able to make the right choices when it comes to purchasing. Emily has put together a tool kit to help consumers choose only natural, biodegradable fibres.

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Don't just take our word for it

Don't just take our word for it

So don’t just take our word for it, listen to what some of our customers have to say about their experiences with Silkbody. The proof is in the pudding!

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Emily's Silkbody factory visit

Emily's Silkbody factory visit

Last month I took the family with me to the place where our Silkbody Silkfleece garments are being produced in China. With a holiday stop-off in Hong Kong on the way, my capsule wardrobe of Silkbody was put to the test and, not surprisingly, kept me comfortable and stylish most effortlessly!
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Silkbody on Tour

Silkbody on Tour

A wonderful customer by the name of Margaret Minney, from Adelaide in Australia, has taken it upon herself to write the most gloriously-detailed story of her trip to Austria, Scotland and Shetland in June 2016, the sights seen and the important role her Silkbody clothing played in her enjoyment of the trip. Read on for specific details of the items she found most useful. Thank you so much for your words, Margaret!

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Soothing silk - a natural way through menopause

Soothing silk - a natural way through menopause

It may not save you (or your family) from the snappy barbs you may be sending out, and it may not help you remember where you left your car keys, but silk may help you feel more comfortable as your body transitions through menopause.

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Silkworms in the sunroom

Silkworms in the sunroom

This summer I've been going out into the garden early every morning in my pyjamas. Silk pyjamas, of course. I wasn't being lured out by the balmy air of a new summer's day because, actually, it has been a cold, wet season here in New Zealand. No, I would wake up and my first thought was for the needs of the newest additions to our household: fourteen pet silkworms.

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How to wear Fuchsia and Sage

How to wear Fuchsia and Sage

Take a step away from the safety of black and embrace the spring feeling with a good dose of colour. We've got six ideas for colours to pair with Fuchsia and Sage, two of our freshest spring shades.

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Five sites to help you seek out the best of London's shops

Five sites to help you seek out the best of London's shops

Planning your trip is half the fun of going on holiday, don't you think? Before a recent family visit to the UK this year, we got carried away looking at cool London shops. Of course, there was not the time to visit everything on the list, but we thought we'd share some of the inspirational sites we discovered and the shops they recommend.
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Want to play your part in reducing our environmental impact? You already are.

Want to play your part in reducing our environmental impact? You already are.

In a report on the present and future sustainability of clothing and textiles by the University of Cambridge, there are 7 key ways you can minimise your impact on the environment with your clothing. By choosing to wear Silkbody you are actually already doing most of these things - and more!

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The Science of Staying Warm

The Science of Staying Warm

Silkbody designer Emily Cooper, who has a degree in Clothing and Textile Science, explains how to achieve warmth nirvana without looking like a woolly mammoth.

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What are the features of the new site?

What are the features of the new site?

A while ago we asked you what you wanted from our Silkbody website and we’ve spent the past few months making as many of those wishes a reality as we possibly can. We think we’ve created a much more user-friendly and streamlined shopping experience. We hope you agree. So here’s what you will find on www.silkliving.com that you couldn’t find before.

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