WHY MULBERRY SILK?Here is a riddle for you to answer. What is cool in the summer, warm in the winter, naturally hypoallergenic and smooth as silk? If you're answer is silk you are correct! Silk is a perfect cooling choice in the hot summer months and a warm cozy choice in the winter. How can it be both? Silk is breathable so it wicks away the moisture from sweat, keeping a person cool and comfortable. It is also a naturally draping fabric that gently hugs the body, eliminating air pockets and thereby holding in body heat better which will keep a person warm in the winter. It is a self adjusting fabric that seems almost magical.
“People are very rarely allergic to silk,” says Neal B. Schultz, MD, a New York City dermatologist. This is because silk is free of any potentially irritating added chemicals and contains natural substances that ward off various environmental allergens (and resulting skin conditions), including dust mites, mold, and fungus, he explains.
Silk is a 100% natural fiber obtained from the cocoons of silkworms. To harvest silk, the filaments are softened and unwound before being woven together to create silk threads. The lustrous quality of silk fabric is also naturally derived, as a protein called ‘fibroin’ gives the textile its luminous sheen in the presence of light.
SOFT & LUXURIOUS
Silk’s reputation as a prestigious fabric arose from its super soft hand-feel and sophisticated look. These qualities explain why silk has been synonymous with luxury for centuries over (in fact, Ancient China once restricted the use of silk to royals only!) It doesn’t irritate even sensitive skin and you feel like you are hardly wearing anything at all.
Another great feature of silk is that it’s naturally temperature regulating, meaning it's perfect for keeping you both cool in the summer and comfortable during winter. Because it's made from thin, lightweight natural fibers, silk allows for better air circulation than synthetic material, and is ideal for tempering body heat.
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GLOWING COMPLEXIONThe power of luxury, the power of silk.
The tightly-woven, smooth fibers of silk help keep moisture close to the skin, says Jennifer Peterson, MD, a dermatologist at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston. This is a great beauty tip for those with dry, flaky skin. As a bonus, she says, hydrated, plump skin cells show fewer fine lines (wrinkles!) and more luminosity than dehydrated skin cells.
YOU'LL LOOK AWESOME!Many fabrics claim to feel “soft as silk” but what could be better than the real thing? Synthetic fibres such as polyester were first developed last century from a desire to imitate the precious silk fibre. But silk has unique properties that no manmade fibre can imitate.
There are some benefits to silk that are hard to quantify. If you have never slept on silk it is hard to describe how luxurious and sensuous it feels. Think of it this way, when someone tells you something has a silky feel what thoughts instantly come to mind. Do you imagine something soft and pleasant to the touch? That is what silk is. It caresses your body in softness. It is a wonderful feeling.