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Silver is a natural element that has ions that have a positive charge and are able to draw in bacteria like a magnet to help eliminate 99.9% of bacteria in the fabric.

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Silver Fabric: All You Need to Know About This Antimicrobial Fabric

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Did you know that there is an antimicrobial fabric out there that is actually able to kill germs and bacteria on contact? It’s true -- and it’s actually silver.

Not too different from the silver in your jewelry or appliances, silver fabric has tons of benefits that you didn’t even know you needed! Since this is probably all new to you, you probably have some questions and want to learn more about this new technology so that you can figure out how to incorporate it into your life. So here’s a quick guide on everything you need to know about silver antimicrobial fabric:

What Is Silver Fabric?

Silver fabric isn’t straight silver. Instead, it consists of a regular fabric, like cotton, that is infused with natural silver fibers. But why silver? What’s the point? Silver is a natural element that has ions that have a positive charge and are able to draw in bacteria like a magnet to help eliminate 99.9% of bacteria in the fabric according to Tanya from Nimble Made. So instead of allowing bacteria and germs to sit there in your sheets, reproduce, and affect your skin and get you sick, silver ions are able to neutralize it and protect you as a result. Even though it may seem like magic, it’s really not -- it’s just physics! The good news is that you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in physics in order to reap the benefits of this great new technology. All you have to do is try it out for yourself and become a believer through your own personal experience. 

Is Silver Fabric Still Soft?

Now that you know what silver fabric is all about, you are probably still a little bit skeptical about it. After all, how comfortable can silver be when it comes to bed sheets, towels, and other linens? As it turns out, just because a product is infused with silver fabric doesn’t mean that it affects the overall feeling of the product. For example, Miracle Brand’s products contain only 5% silver fibers with super-soft cotton fibers making up the rest of the 95%. The silver here isn’t the important part -- instead, it’s the fiber that makes up the bulk of the product. So you really won’t feel the difference on your skin -- but you will end up noticing the difference over time as your sheets stay cleaner longer and stay odor-free. 

What Are the Benefits of Silver Fabric?

So what’s really the point of silver fabric? After all, you’ve had your regular old sheets for as long as you can remember with no problems. And while you may think this, your “regular old sheets” could actually be creating problems that you just aren’t aware of. If you’re still skeptical about silver fabric, here are just some of the benefits of it to help get you on board:

  • Silver fabric allows you to go longer without washing your sheets. There are two types of people in this world: people who are very diligent about washing their bedding on a regular basis, and people who never wash their sheets. If you fall into the former category, silver fabric will be a godsend as you will be able to spend less time and money constantly doing laundry every week. If you fall into the latter category, you can slowly ease yourself into doing the adult thing and washing your sheets on a regular basis. For example, the Miracle Brand’s silver-infused products can go three times longer without being washed when compared with regular fabrics without silver. In a world where it seems that there’s never enough time in the day, just think about all the time you can gain!
  • Silver fabric is totally odor-free and will never smell. There’s really nothing worse than smelly sheets, towels, and pillowcases. Sometimes it seems that no matter how many times you wash or spray your linens with freshener, they end up smelling again right away. But silver fibers are able to kill 99.9% of bacteria that tend to cause these odors -- not just for a week or two weeks -- but long term. That being said, you should still be washing your linens on a regular basis even though they don’t actually smell.
  • Silver fabric can benefit your skin. If you constantly deal with acne and blemishes on your face and body but can’t seem to figure out the root cause -- you may want to consider your linens. Acne is commonly caused by a bacteria called cutibacterium acnes. Bacteria from your sweat and body oils are easily transferred from your body, onto your linens, where it grows and is easily transferred back onto your skin where it can cause breakouts and other skin irritations. Since silver fabric is able to kill 99.9% of this bacteria, it helps to prevent breakouts and skin issues that can be both painful and unsightly.

Where to Buy Products Made With Silver Fabric?

Hopefully, by now you’re sold on the benefits of silver fabric. But where exactly can you find great products that have been made with silver fabric? After all, it’s not really something that you’ve seen in a typical big box store. When it comes to buying products made with silver fabric, the best place to look is online. 

The best brand for silver fabric products is definitely Miracle Brand. Here’s just a quick description of some of the products that they offer:

  • Bedsheets: Miracle Brand offers a Signature Sheet Set and an Extra Luxe Sheet set made out of high-quality cotton. They come in twin, full, queen, and king sizes in three beautiful colors.
  • Pillowcases: Miracle Brand offers standard-size and king-size pillowcases in 350 and 500 thread count varieties in stone gray, sky blue, or bright white. Having pillowcases with silver fibers is key to fighting acne -- since it’s recommended that you change your pillowcases even more often than you change your sheets since oil and sweat from your face gets on the pillowcase and can breed bacteria. 
  • Towels: Miracle Brand offers towels ranging from washcloths to hand towels to bath towels. These towels are super absorbent while still being able to dry in half the time of a normal towel which really helps cut down on bacteria -- even though the silver fabric will be able to kill it and keep your towels odor-free for long periods of time. 

How to Care for Silver Fabric?

According to Miracle Brand, here’s how you should care for your different silver fabric products:

Bedding:

  • Machine wash warm using mild, liquid detergent with similar colors
  • Tumble dry on low heat and remove once finished
  • Warm iron if necessary to remove wrinkles and creases
  • Do not use fabric softeners or powdered detergent 

Bath:

  • Machine wash cold using mild, liquid detergent with similar colors
  • Tumble dry on low heat and remove once finished
  • Warm iron if necessary to remove wrinkles and creases
  • Clip any loose threads with scissors instead of pulling them out and potentially ruining the product 

Final Thoughts

Now you’re ready to go out and switch all your fabrics to silver-infused fabrics! Just be sure to buy from a reputable company like Miracle Brand for all your linen needs ranging from towels to sheet sets. Miracle Brand even offers a 30-night trial for you to try out all these amazing products and be able to obtain a 100% refund if you aren’t totally impressed. However, we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll quickly become a believer! 

Did you know?

Silver is a natural element that has ions that have a positive charge and are able to draw in bacteria like a magnet to help eliminate 99.9% of bacteria in the fabric.

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