Silk vs. Down Comparison

 

Silk Fleece Filled
Down Filled

Warmth

Silk is a "natural" fiber. It does not "conduct" heat or static electricity; heat is retained during cold air temperatures and redundant heat is shed during summer temperatures (keeping you cool). Therefore, your body maintains its natural temperature.

Silk is the perfect alternative for partners with differing body temperatures when they sleep. Depending on your internal body temperature and the ambient temperature of the room, silk will either wick heat and moisture off of your body or retain the heat for

Air pockets provide insulation, but provide no sensual comfort. Down can bunch up inside the baffles of the duvet, causing cold spots to occur.

Down duvets are well known for the ability to maintain warmth during the cold winter months, but in summer, down filled is often described as too hot.

Comfort

Silk is by far the most comfortable natural material next to the skin. It is smooth, supple, soft to the touch, and is well known for its year-round comfort. Silk duvets give you substance without bulk. Silk drapes and hugs your body while you sleep

Down is light weight and lays on top of your body while you sleep. Does not conform to your body as well as silk.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits Silk is a natural fiber that is air permeable, and due to the content of 18 varieties of amino acid, it naturally absorbs humidity (drawing moisture away from your skin). This can especially benefit people who suffer from rheumatism.

Silk contains Sericin, an anti-acarid property that prevents the growth of mites and mold, making it the best choice for skin allergies.

Silk is fungi immune and does not contain harmful trace chemicals and therefore resistant to mold and deterioration.

Silk contains natural cellular albumen fiber, a component that contributes to skin health by speeding metabolism of skin cells (decreasing aging of skin) and, coupled with the silk amino acid and permeability properties, contributes to the relief of joint pain, asthma, arteriosclerosis, neurodermatitis, and insomnia. Comes from both goose and duck down and feathers. Down duvets are filled with by-products of birds, so can have diverse reaction to people who suffer from allergy’s to feathers or animals

Down is the soft, fluffy plumage that grows underneath the birds’ outer breast feathers to protect them from the cold. Each down cluster contains thousands of filaments (left) that intertwine with each other, forming air pockets that provide natural insulation.

Some down manufacturer’s attempt to remove the allergens through repeated washings.

If down duvets become moist or are not thoroughly dried when washed, mold can grow inside, which in turn can encourage bed mites to burrow inside the down. This reduces the allergy free properties of down duvets over time and cause allergic reactions as the duvets age.

Domes from both goose and duck down and feathers. Down duvets are filled with by-products of birds, so can have diverse reaction to people who suffer from allergy’s to feathers or animals

Down is the soft, fluffy plumage that grows underneath the birds’ outer breast feathers to protect them from the cold. Each down cluster contains thousands of filaments (left) that intertwine with each other, forming air pockets that provide natural insulation.

Some down manufacturer’s attempt to remove the allergens through repeated washings.

If down duvets become moist or are not thoroughly dried when washed, mold can grow inside, which in turn can encourage bed mites to burrow inside the down. This reduces the allergy free properties of down duvets over time and cause allergic reactions as the duvets age.

Care

With proper care and maintenance, luxeport duvets and pillows will provide years of warmth and comfort. When duvet and pillow covers are utilized silk duvets generally require little care. When cleaning is required it is important to note silk is made from natural amino acids and therefore should be dry cleaned to prevent the amino acids from breaking down, causing the fibers to become brittle and stiff over time. In between dry cleanings duvets can be hung outside or put in the dryer on the air cycle. This will ensure your duvets and pillows are kept fresh, as well as maintain the longevity of the natural properties of silk.

A down or down/feather duvet generally needs little care, just regular airing and daily fluffing up. If they get dirty, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which should be on the duvet.

If it’s machine-washable, it’s best to take it to a laundromat unless you have a very large washing machine and tumble dryer. Make sure all the detergent residue is rinsed out thoroughly so the down clusters won’t stick together.

Some manufacturers say their duvets shouldn’t be tumble-dried, while others say they should, on low to medium. Depending on size, it may need three or four hours. To help fluff up the filling, put a clean pair of sneakers or tennis balls in the tumble dryer at the same time. Finally, air it for a few hours afterwards to help remove residual moisture and fluff up the down. Moisture left in the duvet after washing can lead to mold.

 

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