What are the properties of silk?
Silk is a soft and resistant material, which has been recognised for millennia due to both its physical and purifying properties.
First of all, silk is an insulating material which makes it the perfect cover for top of the range duvets and pillows.
Secondly, its softness and sensual touch are highly pleasant in luxury clothing and bed sheets.
Finally, few people know the beneficial properties of silk on the skin. It is really a true beauty ally as it does not irritate, and also protects the skin and hair from dehydration. Silk bed clothes therefore not only provide a feeling of luxury and pleasure, but also comfort and beneficial properties.
Luxury which is eventually affordable
For some years large brands have been selling silk pillowcases bolstered by the costs of marketing, unnecessary packaging, and mostly using costly sales networks.
By avoiding all of these pointless fees, Maison de la Soie offers silk pillowcases of the same quality at a price two or three times lower.
What is the best silk?
The quality of silk mainly varies according to the type of butterfly that produces it. The most famous silk is mulberry silk. This comes from the cocoons of Bombyx Mori caterpillars who only eat mulberry leaves. The fibres of this silk are resistant, in long strands and in a shiny, slightly ivory white.
This quality of silk has nothing to do with wild silk, or tussah silk which has completely different properties and a different look.
Then, the selection of more or less long mulberry silk fibres gives the grade.
Finally, it's important to choose a sufficiently thick fabric so that it resists washes well.
On our site, you will find grade A silk bed clothes with a density of 19 mommes which is perfectly suited for machine washing. This means that you'll avoid the chore of washing it by hand as is advised for mommes below 16.
What colour should you choose?
We made the choice to offer the most natural products possible. That is why on our site you'll mainly find silk bed clothes which are not dyed. Silk's natural colour is a slightly ivory-tinged white. This soothing colour is obviously kinder to your skin than a chemical dye. This is available in plain silk satin and in patterned jacquard silk.
Silk jacquard is very luxurious visually, but is not as soft as silk satin. Jacquard silk pillowcases therefore have one side in silk satin for nighttime and another side in jacquard for daytime decoration so as to benefit from the advantages of both fabrics.
We also have a chocolate colour for those who wish.
What size should you choose?
Size is mostly a question of taste and habit, but also a question of cost. In France, the most common pillowcase size is 50x75cm. The 65x65 size is slightly more expensive and less suitable for people with a large build as square pillows take up more space around the head.
In terms of finish, pillowcases without borders are more affordable, but a 5cm border gives a prettier finish.
Why should you opt for silk?
- For healthy skin
The 18 amino acids and proteins that make up silk are used to make hydrating facial creams. They reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sleep lines. Silk also protects the skin from dehydration. It is therefore suitable for people who suffer from dry skin, as well as for anyone looking for comfort, and who wants to have healthy skin.
- For healthy hair
The effects of silk on the hair are the same as for the skin: it protects and hydrates. A silk pillowcase will allow you to keep your hair soft and silky. Some people use it to make their hair stay smooth and straight throughout the night. This is another benefit of silk in comparison with other materials such as cotton.
- Silk is naturally healthy and protects you
Silk is naturally hypo-allergenic and anti-dust mites. Therefore it can help people who suffer from sensitive skin, asthma, eczema, or other skin allergies or respiratory ailments.
- Anti-perspirant and heat regulating
Silk also regulates heat and stops perspiration. It therefore allows you to fall asleep more easily and to benefit from a restorative sleep. Healthy sleep certainly remains the best way to stay in shape and keep your mind healthy, all whilst radiating beauty.
Why choose Maison de la Soie?
Asian websites also offer silk pillowcases. But be careful, delivery periods can be very long or even unlimited! Also be aware that the prices shown are without tax and customs will probably impose duties and VAT. In the case of no tax declaration, the importing customer also risks a fine.
What's more, quality does not always match up with the description and returns are impossible or extremely expensive for the customer.
Unlike Asian sites who produce according to demand, Maison de la Soie takes stock in France and pays taxes in France.
By buying from our site, you can be sure to quickly receive a high quality product which matches its description. Stay zen and stop any grey hairs from appearing. Choose Maison de la Soie!