Silk is a naturally delicate material, therefore when it comes to washing and taking care of silk products, a little more effort is required. This however, is a very small price to pay when you consider the superior, luxury feel that silk provides. Depending on the kind of silk, and the type of silk product, professional cleaning and upkeep may be essential, although more often than not, silk bed linen can be cared for at home.Continue reading “A definitive guide to silk bedding and bed linen care”
2019Silk is a beautifully luxurious fabric, widely sought after due to its natural properties known to help improve the quality of your sleep. Silk also has numerous health benefits, as it is a naturally hypoallergenic material.
Mulberry silk is derived from the mulberry tree: a fruit bearing plant found throughout Europe, Northern America, and many different areas in Asia.
Mulberry trees are very resilient and can spread quite quickly. Mulberry trees can thrive in many different environments and varied kinds of soil, as well as areas with limited space. Mulberry trees can be planted up against walls; however it’s recommended that they have 5 – 10m of surrounding area to properly spread into. It’s also worth bearing in mind that mulberry trees can grow up to 30 – 50ft high depending on the species of tree. As they grow they often become crooked and twisted – a feature which is often capitalised on by landscapers and other architectural designers. It normally takes eight to nine years for a mulberry tree to reach maturity and start bearing fruit.