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JY Textiles | Silk

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Silk

At JY Textiles we are very fortunate to be located in the heart of the silk industry of China and have excellent access to supplies. Generally silk for filled bedding is categorised into two versions, Mulberry & Tussah or Wild silk both with differing characteristics. Mulberry silk is named after the Mulberry tree that is the sole source of food for the Bombyx Mori (silkworm) and is cultivated on a commercial basis producing a very consistent and pure white fibre. The Tussah however is a wild silk that can be spun by a variety of silk worms (there are over 500 species) and tends to be a courser shorter staple fibre that are more resistant to finishing and dyes. Both silks are suitable for bedding and the choice between the two tends to be made on the grounds of cost as opposed to functionality with Tussah being the cheaper option. As a flat fibre silk is generally used for a summer quilt with its soft light drape and cool touch it can offer a luxurious anti allergenic summer option to cotton.

Characteristics

  • Light weight
  • Anti-allergenic
  • Cool to touch
  • Soft handle

Key Benefits

  • Naturally flame retardant
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Resistant to dust mites
  • Cool for summer use
  • Light weight with good drape
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Natural and renewable material.
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