Frequently Asked Questions

Snan Vana

Snan Vana is specially-commissioned and made to our exacting standards, developed and refined over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. We use the highest grade (6A) long fiber mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and enforce the strictest quality guidelines, including non toxic dyes.

Snan Vana has been scientifically tested by an independent third-party lab and shown to significantly reduce friction and absorb significantly less face cream. *Compared to widely-available cotton pillowcases with a 220-360 thread count.


*Compared to widely available cotton pillowcases with 220-360 thread count.

We spend a third of our lives in bed. In laboratory testing, Snan Vana pillowcases were shown to absorb significantly less face cream than cotton pillowcases*, so they can help keep your skin’s moisture and valuable face and hair products where they belong, on your face and hair. Snan Vana was also shown to create 43% less friction on average*, which can reduce stretching and tugging on delicate facial skin.

*Compared to widely available cotton pillowcases with 220-360 thread count.

Ever woken up with a sleep crease? As skin ages, it loses elasticity and sleep creases – which are caused by friction and pressure on facial skin – can become more pronounced and longer-lasting. While the creases usually go away later that day, they can be gradually ‘ironed in’ over the years.

Sleeping on silk is a great expert beauty tip and a long-time beauty secret.Snan Vana has been shown to reduce friction by 43% on average*, allowing skin to glide along the pillow, which can reduce pressure on creased skin.

*Compared to widely available cotton pillowcases with 220-360 thread count.

The world’s most renowned hairstylists have long recommended sleeping on gentle, hair-friendly silk to help preserve your blow out. Ordinary pillowcases can cause hair tangling during the night. In laboratory testing, Snan Vana has been shown to reduce friction by 43% on average*.

*Compared to widely available cotton pillowcases with 220-360 thread count.

Shipping & Returns

We operate on the premise that our customers want their product as quickly as we do when we shop online i.e. ASAP!

We’re constantly working with the biggest and the best logistics companies in the world in order to offer our customers exactly that.

For details, refer to our Shipping Policy page.

We love our customers and your satisfaction is very important to us. We will do everything we can to make you happy.

Please send all refund/return enquiries to

If you receive a damaged or faulty item, please contact us within 14 days of delivery for a replacement.

If you change your mind and wish to exchange an item for a different colour, that’s no problem. To be eligible, your item must be returned within 60 days of purchase. Please use a trackable shipping method, as we cannot be responsible for missing incoming deliveries. The goods must be unused, in the same condition you received them in and they must also be in the original packaging. We will charge a small freight fee to dispatch your replacement, depending on your location.

We take quality very seriously. Our products are made with the finest materials available anywhere in the world. If you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us at and one of our friendly staff will get back to you ASAP.

We’re unable to offer gift wrapping at this time, however slip™ pillowcases do come packaged in a lovely gift box and make the perfect present.

We use a packing slip with no monetary value listed, so gift recipients don’t see the cost of goods.

Silk vs Satin

Traditional pillowcases don’t ‘slip’ causing damage to hair and delicate facial skin. Snan Vana allows your skin to glide, whereas cotton scratches and tugs on delicate facial skin, resulting in premature stretching and sleep-creases. Synthetic satin is a poor petroleum based substitute for real silk.

Read more about the benefits of sleeping on a Snan Vana pillowcase in the benefits section.

Technically, ‘satin’ isn’t a fabric; it’s a finish. The term ‘satin pillowcase’ is a misleading abbreviation that has occurred over the years, which generally means synthetic satin pillowcase. Synthetic satin (e.g. polyester) may feel nice and soft in your hand, but after an 8 hour sleep your hair and facial skin can really feel the difference.

Silk is a natural fibre, whereas ‘satin’ is petroleum based. It’s thinner, rougher and it ‘sweats’, essentially negating the benefits. Snan Vana pillowcases have a charmeuse finish, which is similar to a satin finish, but superior for the purposes of a silk pillowcase in that it’s a bit softer and breathes better.

You can tell if it’s a genuine Snan Vana pillowcase because as well as the signature Snan Vana embroidery, it doesn’t have that fake, super-shiny, reflective synthetic satin look.

Why Slip

All silk pillowcases are not created equal. Watch out for toxic dyes and false claims of momme (fabric weight/thickness).

The founders of Snan Vana have personally travelled the world in search of the very best silk money can buy. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that fair workplace practices are enforced and that only the highest quality materials are used. Made from pure mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme, Snan Vana pure silk pillowcases are the very best available anywhere in the world.

Beware of imitations.

Snan Vana was founded in 2004. We are a family owned and operated business. Quality and customer service are our top priorities. After ten years of supplying hundreds of stockists across our home country of Australia, we are very excited to now be supplying the world.

Anyone with a head and a pillow!

Kids, mothers, fathers, grandmas, celebrities and everyone in between love sleeping on a Snan Vana pillowcase.

We are very proud of our loyal Snan Vana squad, some of whom have been sleeping on Snan Vana pillowcases since 2004!

Absolutely. We work very closely with our suppliers to ensure that they meet the most stringent international standards.

Sadly the same can not be said for other silk suppliers. If you purchase a cheaper silk pillowcase online or in-store, you may not know what you’re really buying.

We work with one of the largest and longest running silk suppliers in the world. They take great pride in the quality of silk they produce.

It is with silk as it is with many things in life; you get what you pay for.

Momme is an old imperial measurement indicating the weight of the silk. The thicker or heavier the silk, the more it drapes, the softer it feels and the longer it lasts.

Unfortunately, less reputable suppliers measure the momme at different stages during the production process, rather than at the end. In other words, they claim a certain momme count but it’s false.

Snan Vana customers have remarked time and again how amazed they are by the difference. We guarantee our measurement of 22 momme.

Snan Vana pillowcases are available in two sizes. We have a standard international/queen size of 20” x 30” (51cm x 76cm) and a king size of 20″ x 36″ (51cm x 91cm). While we’d like to cater to everyone’s needs, these sizes are the most popular across all international markets.

If you would like to see us include a different size in our range, please feel free to contact us. Our company has grown over the years in direct response to customer feedback.

Traditionally, silk is hand wash and dry clean only. Ours are of the highest quality so they are machine washable, but they are still silk and need as much care as we can give them.

ALWAYS use a ph neutral liquid detergent and/or fabric softener. Silk is a natural fibre and washing in a solution that’s too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash. If you can’t find a detergent that specifies ph level then just go for one that specifies silk. Do not use bleach products.

Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn’t specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold.

A delicates bag is optional, depending on your washing machine and whether or not it tends to grab items and tear them.

If you wish to maximise the life of your pillowcase, hand washing is the ultimate method.

The gentler you wash your Snan Vana pillowcase, the longer it will keep its sheen. The shinier it is, the better it will ‘Snan Vana,’ which is one of the benefits to its health and beauty qualities.

The same goes for drying your pillowcase, do not place in tumble dryer.

In other words, the better you care for your Snan Vana pure silk pillowcase, the better it will care for you.

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