silk duvet - extra light
Super fine organic cotton batiste cover filled with luxurious natural wild silk. The duvet feels light, soft and snuggly.
It is recommended for people who are very sensitive to their environment.
The silk used in this duvet is wild silk meaning it is harvested after the silk worm/moth has left the cocoon. The texture is more irregular than conventional fine silk making this an excellent filling material.
Silk is very temperature and moisture balancing and particularly effective at cooling when temperatures are high which is why silk worms protect themselves from the humid, tropical climate of Asia by wrapping themselves in silk threads.
Approximately 3 togs.
Click on 'Details' for sizing, further description, information about the silk and cleaning advice.
Single: 135 x 200 cm (53" x 79")
Double: 200 x 200 cm (79" x 79")
King: 225 x 220 cm (86" x 86")
Super king: 260 x 220 cm (102"x 86")
We have two weights (extra light, all-year) to choose from.
Duvets are also equipped with cotton ties on the corners which allow them to be combined with other duvets for extra weight and warmth.
The quilting pattern gives the duvet a lovely drape so it can better 'envelope' the sleeper and keep out draughts.
Silk is often the material of choice for people who suffer from sensitivities and allergies. It is similar in its make-up to human skin and is said to have healing qualities.
Please note that duvets are cut generously as there will be an initial shrinkage after the first few weeks of use. (This is due to the heat and moisture generated during sleep which will make the duvet contract slightly.)
How to care for your silk duvet: Duvets made with animal fibres have the natural capacity to regenerate themselves - air them frequently. Stains can be spot-cleaned using a special wool detergent. Do this gently by hand and direct a handheld shower onto the area to be cleaned. Make sure the duvet is dried thoroughly (on a flat surface) before placing it into a duvet cover.
Dry cleaning: It is possible to dry-clean this duvet (but from an environmental health perspective we'd not encourage this). Stay away from the conventional methods using harsh chemicals (like perchloroethylene or "perc"). There are more and more 'green' dry cleaning options available now, if you have to use this method, please consider these.