Silk Bedding: Fact or Fad?

Origins of Silk

Bombyx Caterpillar (Wikipedia)

Bombyx Caterpillar (Wikipedia)

The use of silk bedding dates back thousands of years to the Imperial Orient — where silk was considered the best of the best, and fit for the Emperor, a King, or a Queen. This association grew not only out of silk’s luxurious and satiny feel and appearance, but also out of its apparent health benefits. The Bencao Gangmu, or Chinese Materia Medica, claims that silk has remarkable healing qualities.

Commercial silk is produced from the cocoons spun by the larvae of silk moth Bombyx mori, a domesticated caterpillar that no longer survives in the wild, having become entirely dependent upon humans for their survival. The best and highest quality silk is produced when they are fed their preferred food — leaves of the mulberry tree — though some manufacturers use alternate feed and harvest a darker and coarser grade of silk that is considered to be of inferior quality.

Mulberry Silk

Mulberry Silk

Mulberry silk has extremely long fibers that are glossy white and very fine. High quality silk fabric has a naturally smooth sheen that caresses the skin and helps to maintain the ideal temperature and health of the skin. It is also naturally hypo-allergenic and feels good to wear, leaving the skin feeling soft and, well… “happy” (my silk comforter does). Best of all, you no longer have to be royalty to afford it!

Everyday Silk

Silk Comforters
Silk Comforter

Silk Comforter

After becoming familiar with silk, I suddenly decided to buy myself a silk comforter — and one for my mom too. Wool and cotton blankets had been fine, but I suddenly found myself wanting something new… something that would feel great and help me feel even better — and the price wasn’t as bad as I had initially feared it might be. Best of all, sleeping under a silk comforter felt like sleeping on a cloud; I felt so good.

Silk comforters come in Spring-Fall and Winter weights, and are layered and tufted silk floss encased in a luxuriously smooth silk cover. We recommend the use of a duvet cover of silk or cotton to protect the comforter and help keep it clean. In fact, the manufacturer even suggests that by using regularly laundered duvet covers to protect your silk comforter, you may never need to have it cleaned.

Duvet Covers
Silk Duvet Covers

Silk Duvet Covers

Duvet covers, comforter covers, comforter protectors — whatever they’re called, they can add a touch of class to your bed ensemble as well as much-needed protection from soiling and damage to your comforter.

Manufactured from the same high-quality Mulberry Silk, and woven with a satin charmeuse weave in a variety of delightful colors and designs, Ultimate Silk Comforter covers are certain to complete your bed. Each set comes with matching pillowcases and one matching sheet, all of the same fine silk.

Cotton Duvet Covers

Cotton Duvet Covers

For those who might find silk-on-silk (a silk duvet cover over a silk comforter) simply too slippery, or too vulnerable to small children and pets, we also offer premium Oriental cotton duvet covers sized specifically for our comforters. These handsome covers also come in a variety of colorul patterns.

Each Ultimate Cotton Duvet Cover set includes two pillowcases and one matching sheet set, all in 310 thread count cotton jacquard. Machine washable.

Silk Blankets
Silk Blankets

Silk Blankets

Fuzzy, warm, and silky at the same time — it must be an Ultimate Silk Blanket! Made with premium silk fleece, silk blankets have the inherent flexibility to be used wherever you need cozy comfortable warmth!

Premium silk blankets come in Full, Queen, and King sizes in Rose, Ivory, Sage, Light Green, and Camel colors.

Silk Throws

The Ultimate Silk Throws are manufactured from the same Grade A Mulberry Silk as the Ultimate Silk Comforters — and, in fact, they are exactly the same item in a baby size! Perfect to cuddle up with on the sofa or your favorite chair. Also available in Spring-Fall and Winter weights.

Silk Pillows
Silk Pillows

Silk Pillows

Ultimate Silk Pillows are made of Premium Silk Floss, and include 30% Polyester Fiber for a springier non-flattening loft. Breathable and naturally hypoallergenic, each silk pillow features Tea Therapy, an Oriental secret for optimal rest and wellness.

Even though the western medical community has only begun to study the unique benefits of green tea, this secret has been known for thousands of years in the Orient. Each pillow includes a tea sachet in a special easy-access pouch, good for two years and replaceable. Pillows are available in Standard and King Sizes to complement your silk comforter or blanket. Beautiful silk pillowcases are also available separately.

Your Nest at Home

Home is a special place where to rest, regroup, and take care of ourselves. The bed is also a place that should be more than just a place to sleep — it can become a sanctuary of wellness and rejuvenation with the aid of silk and other natural bedding materials.

Check out our Go Green and Silk Bedding Products today. Most items include a 30 Day Trial and Free Shipping!

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