The material so soft it became an adjective.
Unbeknownst to some, silk possesses a deep history for its lustrous soft feel. In the mid 19th Century, silk was at the centre of focus for the Opium Wars between the Chinese and British. China’s great export, silk, was put on a pedestal worldwide for its sheer finery and Britain’s exports simply couldn’t compare. Thus Britain initiated the imposition of opium into China, and when the Chinese tried to restrict the opium trade, Britain declared war. While silk remains to be synonymous with luxury, the 20th century has seen a deeper appreciation for silk owing to its abundance of natural health and beauty qualities all the while promoting the ethical benefits of natural fibres.
Both for your hair and skin, the oil-wicking quality of silk maintains balance. The natural moisture your facial skin and hair holds won’t ever be stripped, but merely redistributed by silk’s natural fibres to ensure excess oils aren’t clogging pores or coating strands. This also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Most bedding sets are composites of cotton and polyester, meaning the hair is tossing and turning on a looser weave of rough fibres. In contrast, silk molecules are stacked in sheets, similar to ribbon, thus fortifying the hair’s length and strength.
Prolong post-salon waves with the cling-free properties of 100% silk. The natural smoothness of silk withstands friction which in turn can extend a blow dry to over two days all the while combating split ends and abrasion to the hair and face.
Hypoallergenic and antibacterial benefits
Silk possesses a natural resistance to allergens such as dust mites, fungus and mold, pollen and other airborne allergens. This proves beneficial to those enduring asthmatic disruptions to their sleep.
Our 22 momme Mulberry silk is produced from the finest silk production source whereby domesticated silkworms are bred and raised in captivity. Domesticating the worms diminishes the demand for maintenance pesticides and other chemical exposure. What’s more, the aforementioned hypoallergenic qualities of silk stretch the periods between washes, thus reducing water usage and sustaining the environmental appeal right through from production to personal use. Finally, being a natural fibre, silk boasts being a fully renewable resource that effectively biodegrades once it reaches the end of its lifespan.
Revamping your luxury bedding set with Sleepy Dee’s super soft silk pillowcases is a non-negotiable step to your updated beauty routine. It’s deep-rooted history as an opulent natural resource and contemporary beauty merits are reasons enough to rest upon Sleepy Dee’s silk pillowcase… even before bedtime.