Fabrics and Care Guide | YOLKE  


At YOLKE, we take pride in partnering with specialist factories renowned for their expertise in creating and working with fine, delicate fabrics. As a result, our product offerings are synonymous with high quality, luxurious finishing, and vibrant, rich printing. YOLKE promises to use only the finest silks, softest cottons and eco-friendly options for all its collections. All our prints are designed in-house at our London studio, making every print bespoke to YOLKE.

Our team feels passionately about the world around us and the impact our actions have on the planet. Starting from our SS'19 collection, YOLKE has fully committed to reducing and eliminating our carbon footprint whenever and wherever we can. As we are currently exploring sustainable options for fabrics, we have started to introduce more eco-friendly textiles in our upcoming collections. So far, linen and lyocell fibres have made their way for SS'19 and new ones will slowly be added each season until our full offering is 100% sustainable.


Our silk is a unique blend of silk and spandex. It has been specifically chosen to allow for a crease-free fabric that showcases our playful prints vibrantly, yet enables fluid and comfortable movement. Our sets and dresses are ideal for travelling with silk fibres being cooling in the summer and warming in the winter, and are able to be rolled up perfectly.

To find everything you need about how to care for your silk items, check out our Ultimate Guide to Silk.


Crafted from lightweight cotton poplin, our cotton sets are washed upon finish to ensure the softest feel possible. Our favourite for a breezy goodnight's sleep.

To find everything you need about how to care for your cotton items, check out our Ultimate Guide to Cotton.


Flax, from which linen is made is one of the oldest continuously cultivated plants in the world. The fabric's ability to absorb water and conduct heat make it ideal for hot climates. When grown in its ideal geographical zone as our specifically sourced linen is, the cultivating of flax produces no waste. All parts of the plant are used with the long and short fibres being made into textiles. After the plants have been harvested, the root remnants fertilise and clean the soil, thereby improving the productivity of soil for 6 to 7 years. Growing flax does not require irrigation, fertilisers, herbicides nor pesticides, and therefore does not pollute rivers or groundwater.

To find everything you need about how to care for your linen items, check out our Ultimate Guide to Linen.


The fibre is made entirely from regenerated cellulose and as such is exceptionally environmentally friendly. The source material used in the manufacturing process is dissolved wood pulp, which makes it one of the most sustainable options available. YOLKE's lyocell fibres are TENCEL™.


We all know viscose fabric, or have been wearing it for many years now. It’s soft, durable, and one of the most popular textiles across the world. To find out more about viscose and how to care for this fabric, read all about it in our Ultimate Guide to Viscose Clothing.


Please refer to the care label for specific hand wash instructions for your garments. Make sure you use the correct water temperature and if unsure, use a cooler temperature. Do not soak for a prolonged period of time and rinse until the water runs clear. For stretch silk garments in light colours, we recommend hand washing at 30°C or cooler using a specialist silk detergent. Remember that washing your clothes uses a lot of water. Spot clean when you can and always hang your clothes up to dry rather opting to tumble dry.


Dry cleaning will allow your garment to last longer however, the majority of our silk pyjama sets can be hand washed at 30°C or cooler using a specialist silk detergent. Silk dresses should be dry cleaned to ensure the garment looks polished for longer. 

 Most dry cleaners use a dangerous chemical called Perchloroethylene. We recommend BlancLiving and LaundryRepublic as they use environmentally friendly dry cleaning alternatives.


Recycling is a very essential part that we can all play in trying to make the fashion world a much greener place. Send your much loved old YOLKE pieces back to us and receive a £40 gift voucher towards your next purchase.
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