What is a play silk?
Aren't play silks just pieces of material? Well, yes. They are also so much more! Sarah Lee, the creator of Sarah's Silks, first starting dying squares of silk when her oldest son was a child in an attempt to support his imaginative play. He would say, "Mom, I am a turtle today. I need some green to wear!" Or, "I need some wings to fly today - blue ones!".
You only have to place a play silk in the hands of a child to appreciate the versatility of these wonderful open-ended toys. We’ve seen them used as rivers, super-hero capes, butterfly wings, soup in a bowl, magic carpets, curtains for a puppet show, doll carriers, blankets, gift wrap, flags, drapes and so much more. It is not surprising that parents tell us time and time again that play silks are some of the most reached-for items in their children's playroom.