The quality of a duvet is made by the sort of filling and the slip. The most known sorts of filling are duck down, polyster and wool. A relativly unknown sort is silk. After research it is claimed that silk is very isolating and ventilating. Chinese people are using this material for many centuries for a comfortable night sleep.
The History of Silk
Silk has been a luxery product for over 4500 years. At first only the emporer was alloud to wear silk, later on the members of the supreme court had the privilege to wear silk. Productiontechnics were improved and the silk was used a lot more. It even became a means of payment.
The business of silk came to the west in the second century post Christ, when the silk route was discovered. Despite the route and business the Chinese people kept the secret of the productie of the silk for themselves for 2500 years. In 550 .p.C. two monks smugled the cocoons of the silkworm into Constantinopel for the emporer of the Byzantium. It took 700 years before the secrets of the silk production reached over whole Europe.
|Every silk cocoons is being measured and picked out on color. Only the best will be used for the silk duvet.|
The cocoons are being unraveled by hand, to prevent a break in the thread. This makes the livespan of the duvet last longer.
|The washing of the silk takes place in running water, without adding chemicals.|
|All the washed wet silk is hung up in the open air.|
|Dry silk is handmade into big thin fleeces. This fleeces are being stacked until the right thickness is reached.|
|When the thickness is perfect, the fleece is put in a shell and sowed together.|
|The result is a super soft silk duvet. Ready for use!|