History of Silk
Silk is a fabric that originated in Neolithic China from the filaments of the cocoon of the silk worm. Sericulture (cultivating mulberry leaves, tending silkworms, and weaving silk) has been found in ancient Chinese archaeological records. During the Han dynasty, silk became finer, stronger, and often had multicolored embroidered designs. Silk production became a vital source of income for families, and large workshops and private aristocratic houses were established to produce silk. Eventually, silk production spread worldwide after the Chinese traded the secret of silk production.
Today, luxury silk pillowcases are crafted from the finest quality 100% pure mulberry silk and are recommended for their hair benefits and allergy relief.
Mulberry silk is a luxurious and high-quality type of silk that is made from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori silkworms, which are fed exclusively on the leaves of the mulberry tree.
This type of silk is known for its strength, softness, and natural sheen, making it a popular choice for high-end apparel and bedding. Mulberry silk is also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies. The silk fibers are long and uniform, which allows for a smooth and comfortable feel against the skin.
Silk vs Cotton
Silk pillowcases have several benefits over cotton ones. Silk is known for its softness and natural sheen, making it a popular choice for high-end apparel and bedding.
Silk pillowcases reduce friction on skin and hair, minimising wrinkles and split ends. They are also recommended for their hair benefits and allergy relief. Silk helps to keep moisture in the hair, while cotton pillows or scarves absorb natural oils leaving hair dry and brittle.
Additionally, silk pillowcases prevent pillowcase creases and allow for better penetration of nighttime moisturiser, while cotton pillowcases can cause creases and absorb moisture from the skin.
On the other hand, cotton pillowcases are more widely available and less expensive than silk ones. However, cotton can cause friction on the skin, leading to wrinkles and creases.
Cotton pillowcases are also more absorbent, which means they can absorb natural oils from the hair, leaving hair dry and brittle.