Silk Duvet Inner
Our silk duvet inners are produced by the only working silk farm in South Africa.
Using ” thoroughbred ” Mulberry silkworms, we ensure that our silkworms are well fed and cared for. We don’t boil them alive to obtain the silk but allow the pupae to leave the cocoon with a little gentle persuasion…alive!
To weave the silk into a finished product is extremely labour intensive and we use the ladies from a Community Project to do so. This creates wonderful job opportunities for the unemployed . It takes a lot of effort to wash, brush and spin the silk into threads ready for weaving but the end result justifies the means. Our silk is the more rough-textured silk which is used to fill our duvet inners and is also used for some of our interior decorating products.
It is thought that silk helps the body balance its natural electro-magnetic flow so sleeping under silk can have significant health benefits. Important of course to ensure that your duvet cover is also made from a natural fibre like 100% cotton percale so as not to inhibit the flow. Silk is also thought to help balance the body’s natural temperature regulation system keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Our silk duvets are encased in a 200 threadcount 100% cotton percale outer.
It is also thought that for an Asthmatic or someone suffering from allergies, silk is the best option as it has no allergic potential. We can also offer silk pillow inners , please see prices below in the drop-down menu.
Silk is the most ecologically acceptable of all textile fibres possibly. It is produced from Mulberry Leaves which is a renewable resource.
Our silk duvet inners can be chemically-free dry cleaned but cannot be home washed. We do however have a washing and filling service at a nominal price for your convenience. Our silk is all home-grown right here in South Africa.
Available in Summer Weight ( 2 layers of silk ), Autumn Weight ( 4 layers of silk ),Duo – Summer and Autumn with tie options ( 6 layers of silk )