We’ve known it for years but you didn't believe us, so this year we put on our science caps, started testing, and couldn’t be more excited to share exactly why we never hit the beach or pool without a Simple Silk sling in tow!
Don’t believe it? Watch the video below and then scroll down to learn more about using your Simple Silk at the beach.
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We hit the beach and pool, letting our textiles soak up the salt, chlorine, and debris into the fibers of the sling. We then set out to remove that debris using a cold water vinegar rinse (more on that below).
As expected, our Simple Silks were the breakout star. The slick, natural proteins of the dupioni silk work to help repel the debris, easily coming clean in the cold water vinegar dip.
The other fibers - linen, bamboo, and Maven silk, which all have a more matte finish, allowed the debris to penetrate deeper into the fibers of the yarn making it more difficult to remove.
Scroll down for our Silks for Summer Top Tips!
1. It is very important to remove the debris from the beach or pool water after a days adventure. It is easy, just follow our instructions below for a cold water, vinegar rinse.
2. The sun fades natural fibers, for this reason we love light colored silks for the beach. When not in use, leave your sling in your bag or tuck it under a towel. If it is wet, hang it to dry out of any direct sunlight.
3. A little tip. As silk is an all natural fiber, more saturated colors can transfer some dye when wet so it's best not to wear a white bathing suit with your red sling.
4. A reminder that babywearing should never be done while truly swimming or floating - but for a day's adventure of splashing and cool dip wading at the beach and pool, your Simple Silk is perfect.
Watch the video below to learn how to do a cold water, vinegar dip and the scroll down for the answer to our number one FAQ about using your sling at the beach or pool.