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This is due to our use of only the very best materials, high production standards, and the little touches that distinguish us such as the precision hand finishing of every duvet we produce.  

Through this website you can buy silk duvets and find out about Silk Bedding Direct's high end luxury silk duvets. You may also buy silk-filled pillows and silk-filled mattress pads. And find out about these very special luxury silk-filled pillows and mattress pads.

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Below are various articles and resources related to silk, bedding or both, we hope you will find these of interest and check back from time to time for updates.  
 

Duvets

A duvet consists of two parts, the inner part which provides the warmth and an outer duvet casing that holds everything together. The entire duvet is then usually inserted into a washable cover, sometimes called a duvet jacket but more usually a duvet cover....
 

Silk Duvets and Asthma

Asthma symptoms can be lessened by using hypoallergenic bedding such as mulberry silk-filled duvets.  This is because mulberry silk is such a clean material.  Unlike other types of bedding microscopic life such as bed bugs cannot live in mulberry silk.  With other types of bedding the dropping from such microscopic life are inhaled when we sleep and this worsens asthma symptoms....
 

Silk Duvets and Allergies

People with certain allergies can benefit from sleeping under mulberry silk-filled duvets.  Again, like asthma sufferers, this is because of the hypoallergenic properties of silk bedding.  Mulberry silk-filled duvets help to reduce sneezing fits....
 

Mulberry Silk Duvets

When considering buying a silk duvet it is important to know what you are getting. The very best duvets are made from the silk produced by cultivated silkworms, which are bred in captivity and fed entirely on mulberry leaves....
 

Tussah Silk Duvets

Tussah silk, also known as wild silk, is obtained from wild silk moths living naturally in tropical or sub-tropical forests. Unlike moths producing the much higher quality mulberry silk these moths feed on a mixed diet, depending on what they can find. Low quality silk duvets can however be produced using tussah silk after the silk has been chemically treated....
 

History of Silk

Sorting of silk cocoons during the silk production process Silk is one of the oldest man-made fibres and has an interesting history.  It is known that silk production began as long as 5,000 years ago in ancient China and was kept secret from the rest of the world for around 3,000 years. Evenas long ago as that Chinese bedding was already well developed among the ruling elite.  Although very possibly not true there is interesting legend as to how it began involving a Chinese empress....
 

Types of Silkworm

Different type of silk are obtained from different types of silkworm.  The bombyx mori silkworm is the type that produces the very best type of silk, mulberry silk, provided they are allowed a diet of only mulberry leaves, but there are several other types too....
 

The Production of Silk

The cultivation of silkworms is called sericulture. This produces long fine silk threads, and depending upon the type of silkworm the threads are used for different purposes, such as making silk clothes and silk duvets....
 

The Silk Road

The Silk Road, running from China to the Mediterranean, began around the 2nd Century BC and with some ups and downs in trade continued until the end of the fourteenth century....
 

Silk Pillows

Silk pillows have many advantages over other types of pillow. Firstly, good quality silk-filled pillows are 100% hypoallergenic, the silk being so pure that no dust mites or bed bugs can exist in it....
 

Silk Sheets

Nothing could be more luxurious, or more sensuous, than the feel of pure silk sheets on your bed. Silk is an ideal fabric for use as bed linen because it is so soft and drapes so easily round the body. It is also ideal because of its many health and comfort benefits, but to obtain these benefits it must be....
 

Mattress Toppers

Recently there has been quite a rise in the number of people buying silk mattress toppers. It is difficult to know why this might be happening. Perhaps we are all just seeking the perfect night`s sleep?....
 

Uses of Silk

Silk has many uses from the more well known and obvious such as bedding, lingerie and other clothing, to the not so obvious and possibly surprising bullet-proof vests and as insulating material in older type machines....
 

Silk Brocade

Silk brocade is a heavy, very luxurious and beautiful fabric, richly woven with coloured threads, often with gold or silver threads added. Silk is made into many different types of fabric, but brocade is at the pinnacle of all of them. ....
 

History of the Duvet

The duvet is now by far the most common form of bed covering in Northern Europe. Gone are the days of sheets and heavy blankets. Why would we want to spend time tucking in these sheets and blankets every morning when, with a shake of the duvet, the bed is made....
 

Types of Silk Fabric

There are two main types of silk, mulberry and tussah, which can be woven into various kinds of fabric.....
 

Silk and Medicine

The natural protein fibres produced by silkworms are being processed with enzymes and other materials to create amazing new materials for use in different branches of medicine.....
 

Silk and the Body

When considering the relationship between silk and health, we can only consider one type of silk, mulberry silk. Mulberry silk is the pinnacle of silk production and, health wise....
 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Silk

The main chemical in silk is fibroin, but silk also contains amino acids and this is why many people use silk, especially silk bedding, as the amino acids are good for our skin and hair.  Silk is also resilient as it is one of the strongest natural fibres....

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"Thank you so much my silk bedding arrived yesterday. Loved the packaging. The pillows, duvet everything felt so soft and lovely to touch. You have been so nice to deal with, will certainly be recommending your products to friends and family."
Sally
Buckingham, UK

"I had never heard of duvets filled with silk before, a friend recommended them and I am so grateful she did, really wonderful. Even my husband noticed the difference, and that's saying something!"
Mrs. Thorpe
Spalding, UK

"You people are right, your silk filled duvet is the best bedding I've slept in, never will change back."
Evi
Amsterdam, Netherlands

"My son has asthma so I ordered one of your duvets, now it's arrived I'm ordering a double for our bed too! You can use my comments to tell others, I can't recommend your duvets highly enough, so soft, light and natural too."
Jean
London, UK

"I just want to let you know how pleased I am with my silk duvet, it's so so warm and comfortable yet so light, thank you."
Francine
Winnipeg, Canada


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