Using silk bedding all year-round

We all know too well that there is no ‘ideal’ season when it comes to getting the perfect night’s sleep. Whether you are too hot or too cold,  volatile temperatures can lead to difficulties trying to get to sleep and result in quite an uncomfortable experience. According to Sleep.org, the optimum temperature for getting a restful night’s sleep is around 15 degrees celsius, which may come as a surprise to some people, as this is fairly cool. For our bodies to naturally shut down for the night, we require our body temperature to drop to initiate sleep mode so decreasing (or increasing in the winter) the temperature to around this level can help us to fall asleep quicker.  Continue reading “Using silk bedding all year-round”

A guide to mulberry silk

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.

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