How to Pick a Silk Comforter?

Published By Sleep And Beyond, 14 Oct 2017



How to Pick a Silk Comforter?

Silk comforters are commonly known as silk duvets. High-quality silk comforters are more expensive, so if you see a silk blend that is fairly cheap, you can be sure that it’s fake. Silk comforters are a popular alternative to down comforters and are hypoallergenic. They will serve you well, as they comfortably wrap around your body and remain lint-free. If you’re looking for the best silk comforter money can buy, Mulberry silk floss (filling) is what you want.
Weight
People generally believe that silk comforters are extremely lightweight and will keep you cooler, but this is true only in comparison to other materials. The fact is that silk duvets can actually be heavier. The important consideration is how you prefer the silk comforter to feel around you; and silk will fit the shape of your body, allowing you to feel the entire weight of it.
Temperature
Season matters! Silk comforters will keep you cooler if you don’t have a varying climate environment and are very luxurious for your body. They’ll keep a steady temperature and humidity will be nicely balanced. With fluctuating climate temperatures, it is best to buy separate silk duvets (one lightweight and one heavyweight) for winter and summer.   
Quality
While Mulberry silk floss filling is the highest in quality, there are several other options to consider when figuring out how to pick a silk comforter:
•    Tussah - not as durable or soft as other silks.
•    Duppoini - not preferred for bedding and sheets as this one has a coarseness to it. This silk is shiny and durable, but it doesn’t maintain a steady temperature. This type of silk will produce a lower quality duvet.
•    Charmeuse - most widely known as it is lightweight and flexible in nature. It is the fabric used to make shirts, dresses, bedding, pillowcases, sheets, and other household items.  You’ll notice one side will have a dull finish and the other side, a glossy satin.
•    Habotai – used for everyday bedding and sheets; not as strong and less expensive.
Care
High-quality silk comforters repel dust, dirt, oil, and other unwanted elements that build up. The natural elements in silk duvets will not require the frequent washing as synthetic and cotton fibers. Always refer to the tag and specific instructions that the manufacturer recommends, but it’s okay to machine wash and line dry most silk comforters. Do not use bleach; not only will the silk comforter wear out quicker, but you could have bleach spots and discoloration. Use only cold water for hand washing or machine wash, and do not machine dry. You’ll want to line dry your silk comforter. It is safe to iron, but use the coolest setting and only iron the inside fabric.
Finally, when deciding how to pick a silk comforter, it boils down to your personal preference and comfort.  Consider the climate you are in. All are elegant, smooth, comfortable, and feel luxurious. Silk fabric is hypoallergenic by nature, keeps common allergens at bay, and will last longer than other common fabrics.


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