Types of silk comforter overview
Silk is soft, smooth, and elegant - it exudes luxury. Other than that, it is practical too. When looking for a new silk comforter you might wonder how to pick. In this article, we will explore the types of silk comforters and related knowledge, hoping to help you strengthen your knowledge and choose the most suitable comforter for you.
1. Types of silk
Generally speaking, the silk produced by domesticated silkworms in the south, China is called mulberry silk; while in the north, especially in Shandong and Liaoning, the silk produced by wild silkworms is more commonly called tussah silk. The difference between the two is that mulberry silk is white in color, delicate and smooth to the touch, and has a faint smell unique to animal fibers; while tussah silk is relatively yellow and has a darker luster. When you touch it with your hands, mulberry silk is sticky, but tussah silk is not sticky. When you pull it by hand, the mulberry silk will be visible in the sun and will not break. In terms of price, mulberry silk is also more expensive than tussah silk.
2. Types of silkworm cocoons
Silkworm cocoons can be divided into double cocoons and single cocoons according to the number of chrysalis inside.
Double palace cocoons are made by two or more silkworm babies spinning silk together, so there are two or more silkworm chrysalis in double palace cocoons; single palace cocoons are made by one independent silkworm baby spinning silk, so single palace cocoons There is only one silkworm chrysalis in the cocoon
3. The length of silk
According to the length of silk, silk is generally divided into long silk, medium long silk, medium short silk and short silk.
Filament and medium-long filaments are produced by regular silk reeling factories; medium-short and short filaments may be leftovers from silk reeling, silk spinning, or short-pile silk. Fake and shoddy silk materials may be kapok, rayon, space cotton, etc.
Fourth, the production process of silk
Silk comforters are divided into pure handmade silk comforters and machine-made silk comforters according to different production processes.
Pure handmade silk comforters are all done manually from cocoon selection, silk cooking, silk stripping, drying to drawing comforters; machine-made silk comforters are completed by machines from cocoons to finished silk, and only the last step of drawing is done by It is done manually.
Why choose a silk comforter?
The most remarkable benefits of silk comforter are that it can regulate your body temperature while you are sleeping under it. It has such cooling properties that can keep you cool on a warm day and even on the warmest day in the summer season. It will not be overheated hence it will not cause for sweating you at night while you are sleeping under it. Do you know how the silk comforter prevents overheating? The main reason is that the silk threads of silk comforters have high breathability and silk is soft to the touch, so, it allows air penetration to it during the night. In this way, it can regulate your body temperature. Now, a question may arise in your mind, is a silk comforter works well on the coldest day of winter? The answer is “Yes”. The silk comforter is light but it can keep you warm during the winter season. Do not worry about its capability of keeping you warm on a winter night. You can use silk comforters all year round which will reduce your cost to buy additional summer or winter bedding.