How to Care for Silk Comforter

Silk comforter is delicate and requires gentle care to keep them in top condition. Silk comforter fibers are made from the cocoons of silkworms and are sensitive to water, heat, agitation and detergent. Wet cleaning isn’t recommended, and most dryers are too harsh for silk comforter. Gentle methods such as airing and vacuuming can remove dust and dirt without damaging the fibers. Proper care and storage of your silk comforter cover can keep it looking and feeling lustrous for many years.

Always look for mulberry silk comforter, and check the percentage of silk filling. Many suppliers will only use a small percentage of mulberry silk, and fill the remainder with cheaper short fiber silk. This brings the cost of the mulberry silk comforter, but also eliminates the heat regulating and hypoallergenic properties of the duvet. Silk comforter, being a natural product should have an ivory hue to it and be slightly iridescent. Many manufacturers bleach their silk comforter to enhance its look. Bleaching makes the silk comforter look almost white and damages the natural properties of silk. Good silk comforter will almost always have a small zip stitched into the duvet, allowing easy inspection of the silk filling.

Silk comforter is able to aid heat regulation because of the way the silk has been layered. The layered mulberry silk comforter is stitched between two casing sheets. The most effective way of doing this is to tack the silk in place. Box stitching creates a grid pattern and causes “cold spots” in the duvet. This undermines the duvets effectiveness as a heat regulator.