Silk comforters, also knows as silk duvets are becoming more and more mainstream and slowly becoming the preferred choice with the opening up of the Chinese trade market. However they are still not readily available in the mainstream stores where you might go shopping. My experience and research shows that silk duvets are best bought from specialty stores that specialize in silk bedding. There are many such retailers online that one can choose from.
Buying online takes away the experience of feeling and seeing the comforter before you buy the comforter but you can make sure you have a great silk comforter by ensuring a few things. This article should well equip you to make an informed choice. The first thing one needs to keep in mind what kind of silk comforter is it. There are a few types of silk comforters. I would recommend a pure silk comforter or it may be called a silk filled comforter Mulberry Silk Bedding.
A silk filled comforter is one which is filled with silk floss and covered with a pure silk shell. Thousands of silk cocoons are used to make this soft, light and fluffy filling for one silk comforter. Do not be misled by comforters which are filled with cotton and have a pure silk outer shell or covering. The appeal of the silk comforter is having the silk floss on the inside for its thermal qualities, light weight and natural hypoallergenic qualities.
When you buy a silk comforter or silk duvet (both are the same) make sure you also invest in a silk duvet cover. This way your options open up and you can buy any colored silk comforter and then pick the silk duvet cover according to your décor and style. Picking a silk comforter cover also increases the life of the comforter which can span any where form 5 – 10 years to a few decades, depending on how well you take care of the silk duvet. The silk duvet cover absorbs the wear and tear and helps increase the life of the silk comforter.
Silk duvets come in many weights and you should be aware of what weight silk duvet you want to invest in. Depending on the climate and your sleep style pick an appropriate silk comforter. Normally the different weights that the silk comforters come in are winter, spring. The spring comforters would be great for warmer climates and the winter ones for the colder temperatures. A word of caution there is no standardized weight so each manufacturers weights can differ. Some may include the shell in the weight also and some may just list the weight of the filling. Silk duvets are much thinner and lighter that the down comforters so don’t be alarmed when you receive your comforter.
A silk duvet adds to the aesthetic of any room. Not only does the room look better but the natural drape of the silk duvet allows for even temperature all over your body preventing both hot and cold spots. The silk duvets are cool to touch but warm when used. Its light weight and lightness gives the illusion of sleeping among clouds. My vote is for buying a silk duvet and investing in both a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.