How to Distinguish Various Types of Silk Duvets?
A good silk duvet/comforter is ultra soft and comfortable, hypoallergenic, and body-hugging - all the good words you can think of that can improve your sleep quality. But not every silk duvet is created equal. There are different types of Silk Duvets in the market. Some merchants sell them as shoddy - not clearly marked, or even claim wild silk as long-strand mulberry silk.
As an end consumer, how to identify it?
These are the 3 most common types of silk fillings: the long-strand mulberry silk, wild silk or tussah silk, and mulberry silk residuals or short-strand mulberry silk. Prices are also in the same order (from the most expensive to the least.)
Mulberry silk strand naturally has a lustrous white color and is very soft and smooth to the touch, yet very strong. Wild silk is yellowish in color, not so shiny, and not as smooth to the touch. Short mulberry silk, as the name suggests, is leftover material and has short fibers. It loses mulberry silk's silky feature and feel.
Most silk duvets have an observation port by a zipper, where you can see and feel the silk.
But how to identify before buying, or without comparison?
First, color: because of the inherent whiteness of mulberry silk, it still appears bright white in a white color duvet shell. Therefore, the duvets with other colors are usually not long mulberry silk. If the white duvet shell surface shows a yellowish tinge, it is usually wild silk.
Second, the fixing method of the duvet shell and the silk strands: cross or longer sewing will destroy the structure of the long mulberry silk, so it is fixed by spots. In other words, if it is cross/long thread sewing, it most likely won’t be mulberry silk. But the other way around may not be true.
Third, the price. The prices from manufacturers are very transparent, and the price difference will not be too large. The price differences of each brand is nothing more than the differences in operating costs, which will not be too dramatic. Take a Queen Size all-season (a square meter filled with 250 grams of silk) as an example, the market price range should be $200 - 300.
Remember, you get what you pay for. Of course, you should also seize the opportunity when you see a discount. Our Summer/Spring/Fall Long-strand Mulberry Silk Duvets is on Sale.
Finally, the chart below summarize what we've talked about. This video also shows you vividly how soft yet strong mulberry silk can be.
Look for a genuine mulberry silk duvet. It guarantee a better night's sleep.
PS, the highest-level double-cocoon mulberry silk is way much more expensive, I won’t introduce it here for the time being. But if you're interested, please Contact Us, we can customize it for you.