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About Sarah's Silks

Sarah has been making toys for 28 years. She was inspired to create Sarah's Silks while raising her 3 sons with imagination play during their Waldorf education.


Sarah's Silks has been woven through decades of love & dedication for what we do and the nourishment of imaginative play in children worldwide.


How we got here

While working for the Peace Corps in Guatemala, Sarah met Mike, her life partner. They started a farm, Frutas Del Mundo ("Fruits of the World"), and spent many years absorbing the rich prism of hand-loomed weaves and tropical fruits. While in Guatemala, Mike and Sarah started their family and decided to move to California.

Bringing it home

As a creative mother, Sarah wanted to celebrate her son Josh’s spirit, which involved wearing costumes and putting on performances. With a friend and neighbor Ann Platz, Sarah dyed her first silks in the kitchen sink. These silks were embraced by the local Waldorf community and before long, Sarah was combining the roles of motherhood, working as a doula and dyeing silks. “What do you call them?” Sarah McDonald of Magic Cabin asked, and Mike came up with the name, 'Playsilks'.

Respecting our roots

Silk is an ancient product of China. Sarah’s Silks are woven, dyed, and hand-hemmed in a small village near Suzhou, a beautiful city long renowned for its silk culture. Sarah and Mike Lee enjoy this rich connection to exotic China and their family’s ancestral heritage. 


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Empowering diversity

Diversity of all types is extremely important to us, both as a woman-owned company and as a company that serves some of the most diverse parts of the world. As part of our dedication to supporting the healthy families of our partners, Sarah’s Silks hires Chinese seamstresses who work in their homes, offering incentives beyond prevailing wages as well as access to supplemental health insurance. The hand-hemmed and dyed products are shipped to Sonoma County, California where women work in their homes to finish sewing, ironing, and packaging Sarah’s Silks products.

We believe that our commitment to diversity is an enormous strength, and one that is reflected in every one of our team members.

About Us

Meet the Team

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Sarah Lee

Co-Owner, CEO

Sarah enjoys contra dancing to live music and exploring new beaches. Some of her favorite places to be are:

  • The Sea Ranch in California
  • East Dennis in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Antigua, Guatemala
  • and anywhere in Maui!

Sarah Lee

Co-Owner, CEO

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Mike Lee

Co-Owner, CFO

Mike enjoys growing unusual fruit trees, flying his drone, and learning to play the piano. Some of his favorite places to be are:

  • Hilo, Hawaii
  • Sundial Bridge, Redding CA
  • Huihang Trail, Jixi, China

Mike Lee

Co-Owner, CFO

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Josh Lee

Marketing Manager, Photographer

Josh enjoys acrobatics & balancing, and loves doing photography both for Sarah’s Silks and as a hobby. One of his favorite places to be in the world is Kiev, Ukraine.

Josh Lee

Marketing Manager, Photographer

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Morgan Lee

Amazon Specialist

Morgan enjoys doing acrobatics, rock climbing, and Thai boxing. His favorite place to be is at the beach.

Morgan Lee

Amazon Specialist

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Elizabeth Wilson

Retail Manager

Elizabeth enjoys spending time in her garden and taking trips to the beach with her family, both of which are some of her favorite places to be.

Elizabeth Wilson

Retail Manager

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Aila Fassett

Operations Manager

Aila enjoys listening to podcasts while on really, really long walks. Her favorite place to be is at an elevated spot overlooking a big city - some favorites are: Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Twin Peaks in San Francisco, and Plaza San Nicolas in Granada.

Aila Fassett

Operations Manager

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Kim Horton

Wholesale Manager

Kim likes to work in her garden and enjoy the outdoors hiking and paddleboarding with her family. Her favorite place to be in the world is Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Kim Horton

Wholesale Manager

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Tony Sarg

Web Developer

Tony is an avid photographer, jazz junkie, and coffee aficionado. His favorite place to be is cozied up at home on a rainy day, or exploring the local coastal redwood forests.

Tony Sarg

Web Developer

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Annabelle Barrett

Graphic Designer

Annabelle loves hiking, hanging out in her hammock, and painting large-scale murals in Bellingham, Washington. Her favorite place to be is hiking in the Chuckanut mountains or hanging out on the beach.

Annabelle Barrett

Graphic Designer

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Madlyn Smith

Stylist / Production Artist

Madlyn enjoys photography, textile arts, and stargazing. Her two pet rabbits keep her busy and smiling. Sitting next to an evening seaside campfire at Point Reyes National Seashore is her favorite place to be.

Madlyn Smith

Stylist / Production Artist

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Meshach Ross

Warehouse Manager

Meshach enjoys learning and teaching Earth Skills, making jewelry, and studying the art of Aikido! Most of all, he enjoys spending time with family in his favorite place to be - The Cazadero Coastal Hills in California

Meshach Ross

Warehouse Manager

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Erica Kondo

Bookkeeper, Human Resources, Financial Assistant

Erica enjoys knitting and crocheting, origami, playing the piano, and spending time with her family at the beach. Some of her favorite places are Big Sur, Costa Rica, and Barcelona.

Erica Kondo

Bookkeeper, Human Resources, Financial Assistant

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Esperanza

Product Assembly Specialist

When she’s not working, Esperanza loves spending time with her family. Some of her favorite places to be are Lake Tahoe and Mexico.

Esperanza Gonzalez

Product Assembly Specialist

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Shanice

Order Fulfillment Manager

Shanice enjoys traveling to new places, being in nature, live music, fashion, and good food. She loves to be surrounded by her family and friends whenever possible. Her favorite places to be are at the beach or on a new hiking trail.

Shanice Brown

Order Fulfillment Manager

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Emily

Customer Care Associate

Emily loves learning about early childhood education, painting, photography, and playing with her 3 boys. She enjoys exploring the PNW with her family and spending time in her garden.

Emily Yost

Customer Care Associate

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Sebastian

Order Fulfillment Associate

Sebastian enjoys cooking, painting, and walking among the redwoods. His favorite place to be is anywhere you can kayak.

Sebastian Timpe

Order Fulfillment Associate

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Hand-wash with mild shampoo or dish soap and warm water. Hang dry and iron on medium to restore shine.

Our Playsilks are dyed with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes and have been safety tested for children of all ages.

We happily accept returns that are initiated within 30 days of the order’s delivery date. Once a return is started online, you have 30 days to send it back. Any returns after this period will not be accepted. Original shipping costs (and duties, if applicable) are non-refundable, with the exception of defective products. Seconds items and gift cards are non-refundable.

  • All returned items must be in their original condition with original packaging and tags attached and intact.
  • Customers are responsible for paying shipping for returns, unless you are returning a defective item or an item that was sent to you in error.
  • Refunds can be issued for store credit or to the original form of payment.

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