What is mulberry silk?

Mulberry silk is a natural protein fiber. It's produced by silkworm during cocoon formation. Mulberry silk considered the highest quality of all silk. This particular silk has its history in China for more than 5000 years. Farmers follow the traditional way to take care of the silkworms. Silkworms are fed only with fresh mulberry leaves under the careful care of the farmers. This diet results in silk that has a milky white colour and is rounder, finer, smoother and lighter. Its strands are very long and more refined than any other type of silk in the world. Mulberry silk fibres are also known to be extremely strong.

Natural mulberry silk is hypoallergenic and temperature-regulating. Since it's protein, It will naturally fend off any allergy microbe or odour causing bacteria.

What are the benefits of mulberry silk duvet?


Silk has some amazing hypoallergenic properties. Mulberry silk is naturally repellent against house mites, moulds and fungi. Long-strand mulberry silk does not leak and cause airborne dust. The amino acids that are naturally found in silk are sooth wrinkles and good for hair. Silk contains a natural cellular albumen fibre which makes skin healthier by speeding the metabolism of skin cells, slowing down the ageing process of the skin. The amino acids found in this silk are known to help with the relief of joint pain, asthma, arteriosclerosis, and insomnia.


Temperature Regulating

During the manufacturing process layer upon layer of long fibre mulberry silk floss is placed on top of one another. This process is repeated until the desired weight or thickness is achieved. Layering the silk creates an intricate grid design without stuffing into the duvet cover, letting some heat escape through this grid design. This allows the silk to absorb moisture from the body and release it into the air, enabling your body to maintain a stable temperature. It is especially pleasant for people who suffer from excessive sweating at night i.e. those who suffer from night sweats or hot flushes. This duvet can finally get you that sleep you need.

Long lasting With proper use & care, a high-quality mulberry silk duvet can last for at least 20 years.  Silk is one of nature's wonder products. It's the strongest natural fibre in the world and yet incredibly soft and smooth.  

Two types of mulberry silk cocoons

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 Dupion   Single cocoon 
  • Two silk-worms spin a cocoon together(only around 5% mulberry silk cocoons is dupion);
  • Big size, silk is a crisscross structure, with long fibers;
  • Elastic, fluffy, durable and cozy;
  • Suitable for a silk duvet; 
  • Single silkworm spin a cocoon; 
  • Small size, silk is a linear structure, individual long fibers;
  • Uniform, finer, less fluffy; 
  • Perfect to spin into raw mulberry silk fibers; 

Mulberry silk processed by hand vs Industrially processed mulberry silk by machinery 

mulberry silk processed by hand vs. Industrially processed mulberry silk by machinery
Mulberry silk processed by hand Industrially processed mulberry silk 
  • Slow and low production (The small silk caps are made on by hand from cocoons);
  • No chemicals used, kind to skin, good for allergy sufferers;
  • Milk white and original appearance, refined and fine textured.
  • Fluffy, light and high in elasticity; 
  • Request experienced workers to stretch out the silk caps for silk duvet;
    • Fast and large production (made with large quantities of cocoons and come in big pieces) at lower cost;
    • Use chemicals to whiten the silk and to make it softer and more fluffy;
    • White and clean, easily find rougher texture inside;
    • Loss of health and anti-allergy properties;
    • Easily stretchable, fewer layers;

    Combed cotton vs Cotton

    Combed cotton is softer and smoother than regular cotton because it doesn't have any impurities or short protruding threads, and it is stronger than regular cotton because the combing process removes short fibers, which are prone to breakage. After combing, the straightened fibers join together more tightly, leading to less fraying and unravelling. These benefits plus the additional work required during the manufacturing process makes combed cotton more expensive and luxurious than regular cotton.