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About mulberry silk
Mulberry silk is the highest quality silk available. It comes from silkworms produced from the Bombyx mori moth. These little guys only feed on mulberry leaves. They then produce their cocoons which are spun into raw silk fibers, which are naturally white. It is 100% natural, odourless and hypoallergenic. It is because mulberry silk contains a natural protein called sericin that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction. People with allergies and asthma benefit because silk is hypo-allergenic and does not contain bed bugs, mites and other microscopic life that live in almost all other types of bedding.
Our new pillows
We have received a set of new pillows from Silk Bedding Direct, which I was really happy with because I was actually thinking of buying new pillows – but didn’t know about mulberry silk pillows until now. I definitely didn’t want down pillows – they are not only produced in an inhuman way but they are really bed for people with allergies. Since Bobcat has eczema, we really need to be careful with everything we buy. Didn’t really like the idea of polyester and hollowfibre pillows either. Therefore, I was really happy to learn how these bedding sets are made.
The benefits of mulberry silk bedding
The mulberry silk-filled bedding has great health and beauty benefits: hypo-allergenic and totally clean, very comfortable, light, amino acids and the protein sericin in the silk help delay skin ageing and nourish the hair. The Luxury Range is hand-finished, hand sewing also improves the insulation quality of the duvet or pillow (machine sewing crushes the silk where sewn somewhat and so the insulation is somewhat uneven) and creates a lighter, airier and even more comfortable item. They “breathe” and allows both excess heat and moisture to escape if you become too hot in bed but retains heat on colder nights. Air encased between the layers of fine silk threads also help act as thermal regulators to keep you just at the right sleeping temperature. Mulberry silk also promotes relaxation of the central nervous system, so is ideal for bedding.
OEKO-TEX Standard certification
All their silk bedding is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified and has the “Confidence in Textiles” OEKO label attached. OEKO-TEX is the global standardised quality assurance system for textiles based in Zurich. Oeko-Tex labels and certificates confirm the human-ecological safety of textile products during all stages of production: from raw materials all the way to the end products.
What we thought about them:
They are lovely! Comfortable, fluffy, bouncy and soft. I think we will get duvets too because we like the pillows so much!