The Benefits of Silk
Benefits of silk-filled bedding
A naturally healthy product for you and your family. Simply put, silk bedding is healthier for us than down, feather or synthetic bedding. Silk is 100% natural, hypoallergenic and full of amino acids, so our bodies respond far better to silk than they do to synthetic products. Silk has the amazing ability to keep us cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool due to a layering technique that allows some of our body heat to escape through the duvet, keeping us warm but not hot. Therefore we enjoy a more relaxing and rejuvenating sleep.
Help for allergy and asthma sufferers. Silk’s hypoallergenic properties include a natural resistance to dust mites, lice, fungus and mold spores. These are the primary irritants for those suffering from allergies.
Heat-regulating comfort. Silk has the amazing ability to keep us cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool. It does this by allowing our body heat to dissipate. Conventional (down, feather and polyester) duvets work in a similar way to a pressure cooker. As we sleep our body heat is reflected back to us from the duvet and we are kept warm. When this happens continuously throughout the night, it causes overheating. Long-fiber mulberry silk duvets are manufactured using a layering grid technique that allows some of our body heat to escape through the duvet, keeping us warm but not hot. Therefore we enjoy a more relaxing and rejuvenating sleep.
Best quality with spring harvest silk
Spring harvest silk is best because the mulberry tree leaves are fresh and full of antioxidants which equates to longer, stronger and more flexible silk fibers. After a hot summer, the fall mulberry leaves aren’t as fresh. The silkworms don’t thrive in such a healthy manner which means shorter and weaker silk fibers. All our duvets and pillows are filled with 100% spring harvest mulberry silk.
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Reasons to own a silk pillowcase
Keep your face healthy. Your face has more contact with your pillowcase than any other fabric. If you want to keep your face looking refreshed, your choice in pillowcase is very important. Why not select a chemical and pesticide-free material with 18 amino acids?
Help your skin retain moisture. Silk doesn’t absorb moisture, which helps your skin stay hydrated and maintain it’s natural moisture balance. Thus our nighttime beauty products stay on our skin rather than getting absorbed into the pillowcase. It’s also soothing for those of us suffering from dry skin, acne or eczema as it’s non-irritating and hypoallergenic.
Reduce your chemical exposure. We constantly come in contact with chemicals, so why not reduce that chemical exposure during your night’s sleep. Silk is produced from domesticated silk worms that are bred and raised in captivity. They have no predators to defend against and are pampered throughout their life, helping to produce a fine silk fiber with no chemical exposure. In contrast, many fabrics on the marketplace, are produced from chemically intensive crops that require pesticides, herbicides and other chemical treatments before making it to your bed sheets.
Beneficial for your skin and hair. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help your skin stay healthy and smooth and minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. The naturally smooth surfaces of silk reduce friction on your hair, which can cause damage such as split ends. If you’re only going to invest in one piece of silk bedding to start with, the silk pillowcase provides a lot of benefit for they’re easy to care for. Our silk pillowcases are made from a 19 momme weight that can be machine washed on gentle. No need to visit the dry cleaner.
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