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The Benefits of using Silk Duvets and History of Silk

By Flora Moua Subscribe to RSS | May 16th 2012 | Views:

Silk in Britain

China was the first to discover and produce silk. Over thousands of years silk has enriched their tradition, culture and status.

Silk reached Great Britain through Silk Road in the 1620s way after Asia. Silk production started in Great Britain in early 1700s. However, silk was produced exclusively for the wealthy upper classes. The honour associated with this fabric reflects in its use in royal wedding dresses till today.

Silk - the Luxury Fabric

Sericulture or the production of silk is very intricate and time consuming; hence silk is considered a luxury fabric.

Silk is an epitome of beauty and royalty. From clothes to beddings, silk adds magnificence to the product. Apart from clothes silk duvets and pillow cases are popular beddings. Silkwood Silk is 100 percent pure mulberry silk and the best for silk duvets.

Due to its smooth texture there is negligible friction between silk and the skin and hair; hence it prevents aging and keep hair untangled. Dust mites don’t get attracted to silk therefore making skin allergies rare. It is one of the best natural beauty treatments for hair and skin.

Purchasing the right Silk Duvet

You can distinguish the quality of silk by its softness, sheen and thickness. Ensure the silk is 100 percent mulberry silk (better known as cultivated silk or bombyx silk). Long thread mulberry silk is incredibly durable. Its long fibres, quality and softness are a great value for your money. The quality of silk can be measured by the grams of silk contained in per square meter of duvet fabric.

You can purchase silk duvets directly from stores or online. However, you must check for the type of silk used. Habotai and Jacquard are high quality silk as they can be machine washed at 30ºC and steam ironed. They also preserve the lightness of the silk duvet. As Habotai is not as slippery as satin, it is ideal for bed covers, duvets and pillow cases.

Apart from mulberry silk, duvets are also available in pure wool, cotton, microfiber, white duck down, white goose down, and more.

Though silk duvets are thinner as compared to other blankets they keep you just as warm since silk is a good insulator. As compared to other natural fibres like cotton, silk clothes, beddings and pillow cases are mostly preferred.

Caring for your Silk Duvets

To preserve the quality of your silk duvets there are certain precautions you must take while storing them. Store your silk duvets in a cotton bag so that there is a flow of air. Keep them in a cool, dark and dry place. To protect against insects only use Cedar wood balls.

Shake your silk duvet periodically for sufficient ventilation and to circulate the filling inside. This way it will not accumulate at one place. If the filling stays evenly distributed, it will be able to lock in warm air better. By neglecting the regular care of your silk duvets you are decreasing their warmth.

To keep them on top of your favourite bedding items list take proper care of your priced silk duvets.

Flora Moua - About Author: is a leading supplier of Mulberry Silk Duvets with Habotai Casing and feel the experience of luxurious, comfort and high quality.

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