Silk Map FAQ

About our Silk Maps

How long does it take to ship? We use UPS to deliver out maps - you can choose between next day, or five day delivery. 

Can you make me a custom map? Yes! We’ve done special hiking maps, maps of video game worlds, and others. If you want a map in a special shape, or of a special place, please contact Matt (

What if I don’t like the map? We have a 100% money back guarantee. We will refund your purchase, no questions asked.

Does it need to be hemmed? We offer hemming for the silk maps, but it is not necessary. Like the original WW2 silk maps, we do not hem ours. It will fray a little, a few stray threads will pop up - you can just cut those off (or use a lighter!). If you bought it unhemmed and changed your mind, your local seamstress will be able to serge it for $10. 

What if it tears? 100% guarantee means 100% guarantee. If it rips, send it back. We'll happily replace.

Can they get wet? Yes (the silk maps that is, not the paper ones). In fact, that is one of the main reasons printing on fabric is so versatile.

Can I wash the maps? Yes. Hand wash or on gentle cycle. Use warm not hot water and air dry by laying it flat

Where did you get the idea for silk maps? Our friend Edward gave us a silk map used by American fighter pilots during the World War Two. The quality of the printing was far better than we would have expected, and the parachute silk it was printed on was still strong. The versatility of the maps was immediately obvious. We looked for a shop to buy some updated silk maps for our own, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start printing them ourselves. 

What’s the advantage of silk? Silk maps are superior to paper or electronic maps in every possible way. Our silk maps are:


  • Waterproof
  • Tougher than paper
  • Can be folded again and again without creasing or tearing.
  • Easy to stuff in small pockets, mitts, or even a sunglasses case.
  • Can be used dozens of other ways: as a handkerchief, bandana, scarf, bandage, sling, tourniquet, hobo-pack, table cloth, signal flag, etc.


Are they accurate? Yes, as accurate as you can find. We use the Open Street Maps which are extremely reliable.

Do you have a map of….? Our street map and topo map layers cover every square inch of the planet. 

I have another more question..  If you have any more questions about these maps please:


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