After spending several hundred dollars on high quality silk sheets, you definitely want to sleep on it as long as possible. Although it is already durable, can unwittingly be damaged by you, but the longer, the better. If the heels of your feet get as dry and rough as sandpaper, it is like rubbing your sheets with sandpaper every time you get into bed. The same goes for sharp broken fingernails or toenails. They can pull the threads in your sheets, breaking them. So taking care of your skin and your nails is not only beneficial to you but also beneficial to your skin! And later, long life your silk bedding sheets.
The silk linen of course better to be handwashed, but if you want to, you could get rid of this. After hand washing for the first few times you can switch to machine washing but always wash the sheets on your machine’s delicate cycle and never use hot water. Experts recommend washing silk sheets at 30 degree Centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit) which is water that is barely lukewarm.
If your machine has an option to allow an extra spin cycle to wring as much water out of your fabrics as possible, resist the urge to use it. Use the spin cycle sparing on silk sheets because it is hard on their fibers. That is why it is important to use the delicate or hand washable cycle on the machine.
It is okay to use fabric softener if you would like to. My personal favorite is a lavender scented fabric softener.
Do not use bleach, even color safe bleach – ever, not even if you have stains on your favorable silk bed sheets.
We have known that silk originated from China, which is still, now be the largest country to produce hight quality silk bedding. And more often, you are unlikely to find a quality silk comforter at your local discount store. How about at your local department store? It’s not likely you will find it there either unless it is a high end department store. You are likely to find the highest quality and best price by ordering online such as www.ellesilk.com, by mail, or via the telephone. Why is that? High quality silk bedding is typically made to order and not mass produced and stocked on shelves or in warehouses somewhere
When purchasing any silk bedding, you get what you pay for. Huge discounts and slashed prices on quality silk bedding are not a common occurrence and often only occur when a certain color or style is being discontinued. If you want to bargain shop, go the flea market and haggle over the price of a throw rug or beaded necklace.
Silk weight have to be taken as a reference for silk bedding shopping and also for silk comforters. Most silk comforter manufacturers have at least two weights of comforters available; one that is more suitable for summer use and a heavier one more suitable for cooler weather. In climates where the weather gets extremely cold it is suggested to use the summer weight and heavier weight comforter together to ensure you will be comfy and cozy no matter what the weather is. However, some cot silk blanket manufacturers do offer an extra warm silk comforter for extremely cold weather use.
As a general rule, summer weight comforters are 4 -5 pounds; fall weight are 6-10 pounds; and anything 11 pounds or over is for winter weather. When you shop for your silk comforters, this should be considered exactly!
About the safety, many of you may not understand what it means, that is mainly for the babies and children. As we all know, silk is a naturally fire retardant material which makes it a wonderful choice as silk sheets. It is a highly recommended bedding choice for your babies and children.
And another, most of you may not know how to care for your silk linen and silk duvets, because the silk bedding is made of special fibre and you don’t want to wash it as the common quilt. Ways for caring provided now, Although silk sheets should be hand washed for the first few times, most can then be machine washed on the gentle or hand washable cycle of your washing machine using a gentle soap and cool water. Then they should be air dried out of direct sunlight which won’t take long because silk dries fast.
Silk comforters are even easier to care for, so much so that they are nearly maintenance free. A silk comforter should always have a duvet cover on it to protect the comforter. Wash the cover regularly and air out the silk comforter periodically. The silk bedding should not need to be cleaned because it naturally repels mold, mildew, and dust mites.
Do not consider your silk sets as a arrogant one, it is as soft as you see and easy to care, comfortable to sleep on!
Shopping for silk, some basic types of it should be known. The main two types are listed below.
There are two basic types of silk, wild silk and cultivated silk. Wild silk, as you might expect, comes from wild silkworms. The filament threads from them are not long continuous threads like those from cultivated silk so it is not as durable or as strong as cultivated. For sheets, durability is a big consideration. Although they cost more, sheets made from cultivated silk are recommended because the thread strands are much longer. Cultivated silk bedding is most often referred to as Mulberry Silk bedding because that is the only food cultivated silkworms eat. Mulberry silk is the most expensive. Tussah, Habutai, and wild silk can all be quite nice too and are a little less expensive.
Never despise the thin string and its soft quality of your silk bedding sets,that will be beyond your idea, scientific proof exists that a fiber of silk that is of the same diameter as a fiber of steel is said to be stronger than the steel. That is pretty durable, although it is important to know that all silk is not equal. Cultivated silk is more durable than wild silk because silkworms grown in captivity are fed an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves and care is taken to ensure the cocoon each of the silkworms weaves is kept intact to that when it is softened and unwound into a silk thread filament it stays in once piece. And as amazing as it sounds, a single cocoon of a cultivated silkworm can be up to 1,600 yards long!
Wild silk, while still very nice, is typically called spun silk because the fibers in it are not naturally very long but instead the filaments are spun together to create length.
One silk thread is typically four to eight of the silk thread filaments twisted together. And because natural silk tends to adhere to itself, the silk filaments bond themselves making them less likely to pull apart even after years of use.
Silk will not deteriorate over time because of its natural fungal repellent and because chemicals are not used in processing, but this only holds true if you buy bedding that is 100 percent silk and not a blend of silk blend that contains silk plus other fibers that may or may not be chemical based or have been processed using chemicals.
A lasting time silk sheets, and both soft and healthy, how well the gift!
The cocoons are then kept in a warm place for several days. Great care is taken to ensure the silkworms do not hatch into moths because that would damage the cocoon and break the silk filament it has woven. To harvest the silk from the cocoons, they are placed in water to soften the filament. The softened filament is then unwound from the cocoon. One filament can be up to 1,600 yards long. It takes 4-8 of the silk filaments woven together to create one mulberry silk thread.
The silkworms may have a short life with their only purpose to be providing silk, but those short lives are pampered ones. In addition to the constant fresh supply of mulberry leaves available to them, their environment is strictly controlled to prevent them from being subjected to loud noises and strong odors such as those from fish and the human odor of sweat.
Such complicated and cautious care for the silkworms, then the great mulberry silk comes into being. It is a process the Chinese developed thousands of years ago and have perfected, making them the world’s experts in producing the finest silk, so If you would like to purchase some silk bedding or silk blankets for your baby, China will be your first choice,
Where to buy your silk bedding sets is an important consideration. Most of you would think about the deparment stores, but I do suggest that may not the best place!
Although department stores are the first place many people go to when buying the silk sheets, you may not want to buy your silk sheets at once because most department stores do not offer high quality silk sheets.
As a general rule, the highest quality silk sheets are ones that are made to order for the buyer. Consider doing business with an online business such as www.ellesilk.com that is both the manufacturer and the retailer. Not only are their prices competitive, they know their product very well and can answer all the questions you have, and even some you didn’t know to ask, before you purchase.
Silk sheets are a wonderful thing to own. Once you have one set, you will want to buy more. That are that wonderful.
Are you ready for shopping your own silk sheets? Let’s go for it!
When looking at silk bed sheets such as silk pillowcases or quilts, thread count is important, but not as important as the “momme” (pronounced like the word “mummy”) weight. Silk is typically measured by momme weight because it is such a fine and light fabric. The higher the momme number on a set of silk sheets, the heavier the fabric. If you are looking at sheets with a momme weight of only 6-9, those sheets are not going be very durable or last long. Silk with a momme weight of 12-19 is good for sheets.
Don’t completely disregard thread count. Look for sheets that have a thread count of at least 400 which is also a necessity for high quality of silk sheets sets.