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Silk Bedding FAQs

Buying silk bedding and bedlinen

Nowadays you have a huge choice of silk bedding and bedlinen, and there are big differences in both quality and price. Knowing a few facts can help you find the best quality, best value silk that feels good and lasts for years.

Silk Bed Linen: The main things you need to look for are:

  • Mulberry Silk. This is the highest quality silk you can purchase. It is made from silkworms that are raised in captivity under exacting conditions and fed exclusively on mulberry leaves. It is also the most expensive type of silk.
  • Long Fibre Silk. (Sometimes also called ‘Long Staple Silk’) This is stronger and smoother than short fibre silk 
  • Silk Momme This is the unit used to grade silk quality, and the higher the weight the better the quality. Anything above 16 momme is considered very high quality. 19 Momme silk is the smoothest, creamiest, and shiniest type of silk.
  • Charmeuse Silk This describes a type of satin-finish silk which is exceptionally smooth with a delicate sheen. It has superb drape and is the best silk for sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers.
  • Seamless silk Cheaper silk has a seam down the middle or at two sides, because it is expensive to weave wide bolts of silk cloth.


Silk Bedding:
The main things you need to look for are:

  • Casing Look for silk duvets, toppers and pillows with a cotton casing, which helps protect the silk and acts as a barrier against dust mites. The best cotton is high quality 300 thread count cotton sateen.
  • Silk Filling Good quality silk duvets and covers are filled with silk floss. Look for ones which have been hand-stretched and have at least 100 layers of silk. Pure, long-staple mulberry silk is the best silk filling.
  • Duvet Construction The delicate silk filling can move about and become lumpy if not sewn into place. Look for silk duvets and mattress toppers that have been sewn with a box-and-circle stitching to keep the silk evenly distributed.


FAQ

About Jasmine Silk Bedding

What is the filling of Jasmine Silk duvets, pillows and toppers?

Jasmine Silk only uses Grade A long-fire highest quality mulberry silk. Each duvet contains over one hundred layers of Grade A premium long-fibre mulberry silk, carefully hand stretched and layered.

What is the casing of the Jasmine Silk duvets, pillows and toppers?

The casing of Jasmine Silk duets, pillows and toppers are made of high quality 300 thread count cotton sateen which acts as a barrier against dust mites.

Are Jasmine Silk duvets, pillows and toppers easy to care for?

Jasmine Silk duvets, pillows and toppers are naturally dust-mite free and rarely requires cleaning, simply air outside a couple of hours on a sunny day to freshen up. For more information see ‘Silk Care’.

How Jasmine Silk duvet stitched?

Each duvet has a 300 thread count pure cotton sateen outer  with a box and circle construction to ensure the silk remains evenly distributed throughout its life

Is Jasmine Silk bed linen seamless?

Yes, our silk bed linen is seamless silk and it does not have a center seam or two off center side seams

Is a silk duvet better than conventional down duvet?

Silk fibres are lighter than down and feathers which makes a silk duvet very warm and cosy without feeling heavy. Sleeping under silk duvet is like sleeping under a light fluffy cloud. They are very light yet extremely warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Furthermore dust mites don't like silk so they avoid it whereas feathers and down attract dust mites and microbes.Silk has a natural protein and amino acids that help it repel dust mites, mould and mildew, so it’s ideal for anyone with allergies.