We think silk is the perfect fabric for a ring sling: it is beautiful, lightweight and incredibly comfortable to wear.
About Sakura Bloom Silk Slings
We love silk for its beauty, of course, but we reach for our silk slings again and again because of silk’s strength and ability to mold perfectly to the body, as though the sling was made just for you and your baby.
Silk is not just for dress up – silk slings look just as great with jeans and a tshirt as with your evening wear! Plus, silk is machine-washable. Please note that washing does change the look and feel of the sling (see product description for details).
a double layer of pure dupioni silk in a single color – supportive, breathable and drapes beautifully!
silk’s “grippiness” means it won’t slip through the rings, keeping baby securely snuggled against you.
machine washable in cold water on a gentle cycle- line dry
designed to fit all body shapes and sizes
Sakura Bloom Silk Sling sizing:
We offer Sakura Bloom ring slings in 3 sizes:
Standard (size 3) slings are 74-75″ in length and approx 26-27″ wide.
Size 4 slings are 80″ in length and approx 26-27″ wide.
Size 5 slings are 85″ in length and approx 26-27″ wide.
How to care for your Sakura Bloom silk sling
Your silk sling is machine washable, but please note that washing it will change the texture of the sling. Many people actually prefer silk after washing, but it definitely looks and feels different, giving a more matte or raw look to a silk sling. To preserve the original sheen of a silk sling, we recommend a combination of spot cleaning and environmentally-friendly dry cleaning.
That being said, adding a bit of vinegar to your wash can help keep your silk sling shiny!
Unthread your sling.
Fill a basin with cold water and add a bit of liquid detergent. You want something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, Sakura Bloom recommends Soak Scentless.
Gently swish your sling around for 1 minute. It may lose some dye, which is normal.
Remove the sling and empty out the water.
Fill the basin again with cool water, this time adding 1/4 c vinegar.
Add sling – gently swish around for 1 minute.
Remove sling from the water and gently roll into a towel to remove excess water.
Hang the sling to dry inside, and out of any direct sunlight. Silk can shrink a bit in the wash, pull on the sling gently to regain some length.
While the sling is still slightly damp (dry is ok, too), steam iron on the hottest setting while gently pulling the sling back into shape.
Unthread your sling.
Wash it in your machine (alone, cold water, gentle cycle) with a little liquid detergent. Look for something free of optical brighteners and enzymes, Sakura Bloom recommends love Soak Scentless.
Add 1/4 c. vinegar in before the last rinse cycle.
Hang the sling to dry inside and out of direct sunlight. Silk can shrink a bit in the wash, pull on the sling gently to regain some length. Do not machine dry.
While the sling is still slightly damp (dry is ok, too), steam iron on the hottest setting while gently stretching the sling back into shape.
*Keep in mind that Sakura Bloom slings are lovingly crafted from all-natural textiles, so just like a pair of black jeans or a colored t-shirt, each time you wash your sling, it may lose a bit of color.