An Honest LILYSILK Review (Plus Discount Code!)

April 7, 2023 (updated May 8, 2023) — Written by

Silk and cashmere have long been considered luxury fabrics, not just because of their cost, but also because of their longevity—and their ability to elevate an outfit fast, with minimal effort. But they can be cost-prohibitive, and even the most expensive brands don’t come with a sustainability or fair trade guarantee. That’s where LILYSILK comes in. Keep reading for our sustainable silk and cashmere picks, along with why we’ve stocked our closets with this celeb-loved brand. 

A woman pops the collar of her silk shirt.
I’m wearing the Armeria Lace Blouse here.

By: Lisa Fennessy, with Nicolle Mackinnon

This post is sponsored by LILYSILK, an OEKO-TEX certified brand with sustainable silk and cashmere options, as well as a clothing recycling program designed to reduce fashion waste. As always, The New Knew only works with brands who we trust are making the world a better place.



LILYSILK came onto our radar thanks to social media—it’s a widely loved celeb favorite, and if it’s good enough for Lupita, Amanda Seyfried and Gwyneth, it’s definitely good enough for us.

Kidding, kinda. We did proceed with more interest when we knew it was celeb loved, but what really drew the TNK team in is the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Plus, it’s gorgeous (look at our MANY photos below).

LILYSILK produces luxury fashion pieces that encourage smarter shopping, with lower waste and higher quality materials. You can feel it in the drape and breathability of the fabric, and you can also rest assured that the fabric used has been vetted by a third party to contain fewer toxins than conventional or fast fashion (more on that in a minute). And LILYSILK utilizes leftover fabric from creating clothing like shirts, pants and pjs to make eye masks, scrunchies and more.

The brand focuses on silk, cashmere and merino wool pieces, with a few other fabrics like Tencel thrown in for good measure. And they ship to most countries and regions worldwide.

RELATED: How to shop for sustainable fashion.

Why choose silk?

Wearing silk is a personal preference. There’s no denying silk alludes to the feeling of luxury, elegance and…sex. You can’t Google an image of Hugh Hefner without seeing him in some sort of silk robe, silk pjs or sprawled across some giant bed adorned in silk sheets. Madonna sings about a “silk scarf” in her 1992 song S.E.X. and WE ALL KNOW 90s singer Silk’s song [let me lick you up and down till you say stop] “Freak Me.”

And while some people choose silk for a *vibe,* silk actually comes with some interesting skin benefits. 

LILYSILK explains, “Silk is a protein fiber extracted from the substance secreted by silkworms…It is a fiber closest to our skin and contains 18 amino acids beneficial to the human body.” This is especially interesting when we consider that chemical sensitivities are on the rise and some of us wear / sleep in fabrics for 8-12 hours a day.  

RELATED: Tradlands clothing review.

But besides that, LILYSILK explains that silk is also: 

  • Naturally hypoallergenic
  • Moisture wicking
  • Skin-friendly / breathable
  • Light and soft 

And if you are already sold on silk, LILYSILK takes silk to the next level by: 

  • Only using long ­fiber mulberry silk (Grade 6A) to make their products (this is considered the best in the biz)
  • Using a silk material thickness that’s higher than conventional (19-25 momme)
  • Seeking the OEKO-TEX certification for their products (which is why we are talking about them!)
  • Making a silk that is machine washable  

What are OEKO-TEX® standards?

The OEKO-TEX® standards 100 is developed and managed by the International OEKO-TEX® Association, a group of 16 textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan, with representative agencies and contact offices in over 60 countries worldwide.

Products that pass the test in this system are allowed to carry a certification label that guarantees consumers that the product does not contain harmful substances at levels that can be dangerous to the human body. Says LILYSILK about their products, “No matter beddings or sleepwears, most of LILYSILK’s products own the OEKO certification and are safe and healthy for your skin.”

You KNOW we love certifications and third-party testing here at TNK, so we are here for all of this.

More on LILYSILK’s OKEO-TEX Certification here.

RELATED: How do beauty brands choose their certifications?

LILYSILK review: what we tried (and our honest pros/cons)

LILYSILK women’s silk clothing review

LILYSILK cashmere review

LILYSILK accessories review

LILYSILK Pros and Cons

What we like: 

  • LILYSILK products are OKEO-TEX Certified.
  • At 19-25 mommes, LILYSILK is more durable than most conventional silk products. 
  • For those with very sensitive skin, check out LILYSILK’s OEKO Certified LILYÁUREA® Natural Gold-Silk Collection, which is undyed natural golden cocoons produced by the offspring of rare wild silkworms, found in Japan, Cambodia and China.
  • Silk is naturally biodegradable.
  • TerraCycle partnership
  • Easy to return / exchange inside 30 days.
  • Classic, simple and timeless designs.

What we don’t like:

  • Care instructions for their silk products suggest hand wash or machine wash on the most gentle cycle available, but I’m not taking any chances. (Never been more grateful for the hand wash cycle on my Speed Queen.)
  • The wrinkles: I probably just need to invest in a steamer because I took a silk shirt and silk pants to get steamed at the cleaners and it was $18. YIKES.
  • Shipping can come really fast or it can take a while, but you know what they say, good things come to those who wait, lol.
  • Items are on the pricey side (though if you sign up for LILYSILK emails, they often have sales—and TNK has an exclusive discount code…keep scrolling).
  • You only get one free return before you have to pay for the return shipping (which can cost up to $20, depending on where you’re shipping from).

LILYSILK promo code + shopping guide

SAVE: Code TNK10 will save you 10% off on orders and TNK20 will save you 20% off on orders over $500. Available to U.S. and international shoppers at LILYSILK.


Is LILYSILK real mulberry silk?

Yes, LILYSILK only uses long ­fiber mulberry silk (Grade 6A) to make their products (this is considered the best in the biz).

Are LILYSILK products are sustainable?

LILYSILK is an OEKO-TEX certified brand with sustainable silk and cashmere options, as well as a clothing recycling program designed to reduce fashion waste.

Are LILYSILK products good?

LILYSILK products are made with sustainable silk and cashmere options. We’ve found the products to be of high quality.

Which LILYSILK item are you most interested in?

xo, lisa and nicolle

TNK Team Note: This article contains affiliate links. TNK uses affiliate links as a source for revenue to fund operations of the business and to be less dependent on branded content. TNK stands behind all product recommendations. Still have questions about these links or our process? Feel free to email us.

By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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