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Difference Between Silk Comforter and Down Comforter
When shopping for a comforter, it is easy to become confused with so many names attached to what appears to be essentially the same item. Silk and down comforter is both types of bedding with different filling material.
Silk comforter can have silk filling on the inside only or can have silk on both inside with raw silk and use silk sheet for its outer shell. Raw silk filled comforters are extremely comfortable and light. Depending upon the amount of silk-filled on the comforter, they can also be warm or cool. Down comforter is a thick and fluffy quilt, which is filled with feathers from geese or duck.
The cover (shell) of the silk comforter at most times is made of soft cotton, but the cover can also be silk. Cotton shells are comfortable while silk shell is lighter and adds to the luxury. The down is extra-ordinarily light, soft, warm and luxurious, making the down comforter an exceptionally popular bed covering. Most feathers lay flat with a central quill, but true that down lacks a handle shaft and the fluffy filaments are bushy in appearance. This is what makes down so soft.
The down is used for insulation and loft in duvets and pillows and feathers are used for bulk and durability for featherbeds and some pillow. Sometimes these are mixed to create a firm, durable product. When the down is more in the mix, the fluffier and more expensive, the comforter or pillow is. A comforter down is harvested during the natural monitoring process from farm raised geese. The Goose is also by-product of the worldwide poultry industry.
The best silk comforters are filled with mulberry silk. Silk comforter manufacturers produce this high-quality silk from feeding the silkworms a diet of mulberry leaves exclusively. Mulberry silk is comprised of long fiber silk, which is heavier than other silks, hence its superlative thermal qualities used in making light but warm silk comforters. Mulberry silk will also shift less over time in comparison to other silks. Tussah or wild silk is used in silk comforters but is not as soft and drape-able as mulberry and has more impurities, which promote a shorter life span.
The fact that we spend one-third of our time in bed sleeping. A good night's sleep can enhance your day to day activities and aids the productivity. Bedding choices can influence your sleeping quality. It is an individual’s decision as of what kind of bedding to buy. Silk and down comforters are both affordable and comfortable. Knowing how they differ will help you make the best informed decision. Have a nice dream.