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Silk Duvet Casing Choices

When you are selecting silk duvets, the casing outside the silk filling should be taken into consideration, of course.Silk Duvets
As everyone knows, there is almost an endless choice for duvet casings, cotton, silk, polyester etc. Traditionally, however, the Chinese use a very course threaded casing for their silk filled comforters. This was to allow body heat to escape through the casing and help in heat regulation. Today, largely due to modern manufacturing techniques a much tighter and finer casing can be woven which has similar properties, that is silk casing. The choice of silk casing is largely down to individual preference.
With similar protective functions as silk duvet covers, silk casing has been valued by more and more people. Know this piece of guide, you will sure by the most ideal silk duvet.

Cotton Casings of Silk Duvets

Silk Filled ComfortersWhen purchasing silk filled comforters, if you prefer cotton casing, then keep reading the following paragraphs.

Cotton casings are by far the most popular form of casing for a modern day silk duvets. Cotton casings are available in various grades but it is important to consider thread count when making a purchase. Generally the higher the thread count, the finer the stitch and the better wearing the duvet will be. Anything over 240 thread count should be fine. Anything under and one should question the quality and continued durability. Quality of casing is often directly related to price.

Now, you have known that the thread count is the key to get the best luxury bedding comforters with cotton casings. Good luck for moving on!

legends for the silk

Although the producing process of the silk has spread abroad, China is still the only country who can produce the best silk bed sheets, therefore, many famous and romantic legend comes with the mysterious silk comforters Chinese.

At one point in history, the Chinese authorities were so adamant about protecting their secret about silk that anyone giving the secrets away or smuggling out silkworms or their cocoons was punished by being put to death. That may be why the secret of silk is said to be the most zealously guarded secret in history.

Legend has it that the secret of silk escaped China when a Chinese princess smuggled cocoons out of the country with her when she married a foreign prince by hiding them in her elaborate hairdo.

Another legend says the secret of silk production left China via the walking staffs of two monks who hid silkworms in the hollow shafts of them because of a request to do so by Emperor Justinian.

After all, these are just the stories, which for the nice skill kept by Chinese, and it also indicates that silk is from China, and therefore, best silk duvet king is from China, as well!

Amazing silk facts V

If you bleach a dark colored silk fabric such as a sheet that is burgundy it won’t turn pink. It will turn yellow. Bleach destroys the silk fabric and turns it an ugly yellow color that I don’t think any decorator will ever find trendy or fashionable.

silk duvetsSilk filled duvet is recommended for people who suffer from dust mite allergies. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic. The naturally occurring substance found in the cocoon the silkworm spins protects it from various natural threats is not harmed during the process of turning the filament into silk fabric. I don’t know exactly what those defensive properties are but dust mites, mold, and fungus don’t like it so they won’t invade your sleeping area.

Have you surprised with so many fun facts of your luxious satin bedding this is not just for fun, which is more indicates its difference with other common fabric, you will compared to know that silk is indeed a complicated and great for your to choose!

Amazing silk facts IV

We have ever introduced some of the benefits that the luxious silk linen could bring you. Actually, that is just a small part. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is said to cause a delay in a person getting wrinkles because of the essential amino acids in silk bedding.

The essential amino acids in silk bedding are why sleeping on silk is good for your hair. Does that mean if you sleep on silk bedding bad hair days will be a thing of the past?

Some experts say the best way to get dried blood out of silk is by using human saliva. The saliva breaks down the proteins in the blood thereby releasing them from the silk fabric.

Silk is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s a naturally self adjusting fabric which makes silk sheets as the superior quality fabric for you! Choosing such one, you will be proud of it.

Amazing silk facts III

The tiny silkworm as you know, however, you may not imagine that they could make great noise when cultivate the silk sheets. If you visited a silkworm producing facility and entered a room where the silkworms were being raised, it would sound like there was heavy rain falling on the roof. But it is really the sound of silkworms munching on those chopped mulberry leaves.

It takes around 30,000 silkworms to produce 12 pounds of raw silk.

The official term for silk production is “sericulture”.

Silk used in silk duvets obtained from wild silkworms, although still good quality, is not of as high a quality as silkworms who are pampered and fed an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves. Wild silkworms have to eat whatever food is available so the filament thread they weave their cocoons of is not as white as the captive raised silkworms nor is it as smooth and round.

Amazing silk facts II

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The moth is a surprising insect. The finest silk bed sheet comes from the silkworms produced by the Bombyx mori moth. The moth cannot fly nor can it see. Its only job is to lay eggs. One moth will lay approximately 500 eggs over a 4-6 day period. Soon after that the moth dies.

Those 500 eggs the Bombyx mori moth lays are very tiny, about as big as the point of a pin. They don’t weigh much either, only about 5 grams or a little under 2 ounces.

The silkworms from the Bombyx mori moth, which produces the finest and purest silk fabric, are fed a diet that consists only of chopped mulberry leaves. The silkworms are fed every half hour around the clock. No wonder they multiply their weight by 10,000 times in a month.

Amazing silk facts I

We have essentially know about the silk producing process, and how to inspect the high quality silk bedding sheets, and I am sure you must have not heard any other amazing facts about the silk, share them with you!

A silkworm multiplies it weight 10,000 times from time it is hatched until about 1 month later when it has enough energy stored to start spinning its cocoon.

The fluffy white cocoon spun by a silkworm is one long continuous silk filament that when unwound is usually between 600 and 900 meters long or as long as 1,600 yards. That’s pretty long.

Four to eight of the silk filaments are twisted together to obtain one strand of silk thread. No wonder silk is so expensive!
New to you, right? we have also others!

Care for your seamless silk sheets, do not be cheated!

Though we know the seamless silk sheets may not the best quality, many people still prefer to have silk bedding without any seams and will check to see if the silk bedding sets is seamless before they check anything else such as the type of silk used and the weight of the fabric. Warning, care for your choice, do not be cheated!silk duvets

One of my friends recently purchased silk sheets and was only interested in looking for seamless ones because he perceived them as being of the best quality. He was right and he was wrong. Pure silk seamless sheets are the best quality, but he didn’t read any further on the label to notice the sheets he was buying were a blend of wild silk and another fabric that have been woven together to create a blended fabric wider than 45 inches. He got the sheets for a great price, one that was too good to be true. He now realizes why the sheets were so affordable. They are of inferior quality and are quickly wearing out.

High quality, 100 percent, seamless bedding is available but it does come at a higher cost than seamed silk bedding. There are some producers of silk who use specially made oversize looms to weave the fabric in order to produce a high quality wide width seamless silk.

Spend you money on the real good silk sheets.

Shopping for high quality seamless bedding made with mulberry silk

silk duvetsAfter checking the momme weight, another element should be put forward is whether it is made with mulberry silk. As we all know, mulberry silk is indeed the silk bedding king of all.

Look for bedding made with mulberry silk (also called cultivated silk or bombyx silk). Avoid Habotai silk. It has a rougher matte finish and is made from wild silk which is of a lower quality than cultivated silk. Wild silk strands are not extremely long like cultivated silk strands are so they need to be spun together to create length creating a silk that is not as durable as the long single thread filaments harvested from cultivated silkworms.

So the next time you go shopping for silk bedding, don’t consider the silk sheets with seam is of lower quality, and it may not the best to reflect the class. Instead, the type of silk used, the momme weight should be the best indicators that will tell how high or how low the quality of the sheets are.