Silk is a luxury. It has been produced, bought, sold, bartered with, fought over and sought after for centuries. From its spectacular shimmer and shine to the aspect of high opulence and luxury, it can be easy to forget or completely overlook the amazing benefits that silk fibre has.
- -Silk can absorb up to a third of its weight in water before it feels wet.
- -Silk is breathable. It keeps you cool on hot days and through warm nights.
- -Silk naturally repels mould & mildew.
- -Silk is hypoallergenic, and won’t irritate sensitive skin.
- -Silk has a natural lustre from its smooth threads, giving a beautiful appearance.
- -Silk doesn’t create static, so it does not cling or crease easily.
- -Silk fibres are naturally elastic, and can stretch up to 20% without breaking.
- -Silk fabrics are ideal for layering, and can be produced in light, mid & heavy weights.
What Is Silk?
Silk is a protein fibre, it is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the mulberry silkworm bread in captivity a process known as sericulture. The shimmering, shiny appearance of silk comes from its prism-like structure of the fibre itself, which means that silk has the ability to refract light at different angles.
Why You Should Be Sleeping In Silk
The benefits and unique qualities of silk place this fabric in a league of its own.
For your Skin and hair:
Silk contains cellular albumen, which helps speed up metabolism of skin cells - thus helping to reduce signs of aging. Silk is a natural heat regulator, able to maintain the air around you at a comfortable temperature when you sleep, meaning you perspire less - extensive sweating is a big contributor to skin aging. The smooth surface of silk means there is little friction between your skin and your bedding linen, which is said to be the biggest cause for sleep wrinkles. The fact that your hair moves around freely as well basically means you will not wake up with a bed full of broken hair and your head looking like a mess.
For Allergy Sufferers:
Bugs don’t like silk, bacteria don’t like silk, and mould doesn’t like silk either. The protein which makes up half of the composition of silk, sericin is a natural repellent that keeps all nasties away. With the big 3 in-house allergens disinterested in your bedding, allergy sufferers can rest easy knowing they are safe from skin rashes, eczemas and a stuffy nose.
Silk fibres are one of the strongest natural textile fibres in the world, the fabric is able to withstand most accidental damages with ease, and with our 5 year warranty we guarantee you’ll be sleeping in silk for years to come.
The Difference Between Silk & Satin
The biggest difference between the two is that silk is a natural fiber and satin is a weave. Satin can be created by used silk or other materials. Silk is harder to produce, as a single thread requires silk from thousands of silk worms. This makes silk much more expensive than satin which usually comes from synthetic fibers. Silk comes with more strength and will have a more shimmery appearance compared to satin’s glossy surface with a dull back.
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