FAQ

Posted by Tammy Fournier on

We often receive questions about our couch duvets.  Here are some answers to the most frequently asked ones.

Why do we use mulberry silk in our couch duvets?

We chose silk for its natural health benefits and warming qualities.  Silk is made from long filaments unravelled from the cocoons of the mulberry silkworm.  The continuous length and the silk fiber’s elasticity that allows it to be stretched extensively, result in less sagging and binding when used as duvet fill.  Because the fiber’s smooth surface protein structure resists dirt, the silk fill requires occasional cleaning.  

We use only high quality long-strand mulberry silk in our duvets; unlike shorter-strand tussah or waste silk, this ensures the silk fill will remain evenly distributed without any gaps or bunching.  The duvets are covered in 100% cotton fabric to maintain the silk fill’s breathability.

What are the benefits of silk?

Silk offers many health benefits. Naturally hypoallergenic and breathable, silk will not mildew and resists dust mites. Unlike heavier duvets and blankets that can impede circulation and cause pain and irritation to sensitive joints, silk-filled duvets are lightweight and gently drape over users, eliminating single points of pressure.

Users are often surprised that a duvet so lightweight can provide such warmth. Silk’s protein structure has natural temperature-regulating properties, with the ability to both cool and warm. This means that with a silk-filled duvet, you feel warm and cozy in winter without the bulkiness and weight of other natural fibers such as wool or cotton. And in warmer temperatures, you feel comfortably cool.

How do I care for my couch duvet?

Your silk couch duvet will last many years and remain in good condition by following a few simple cleaning rules. If a duvet cover is used, the duvet should be aired every few months by laying it flat in an area with good air circulation. Silk is sensitive to heat, so dry cleaning or machine washing in cold water on the delicate cycle is strongly recommended. We suggest a front loading washing machine to reduce twisting of the duvet.  Avoid chemicals and chlorine bleaches, which will destroy silk. The duvet can be dried either by laying it flat in a well-ventilated location, or by using the delicate low-heat setting on your dryer.

 

Let us know if you have any questions.  We're always happy to answer inquiries.


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