It seems nowadays that everyone around you is making the switch to a silk pillowcase. From your friends and family, neighbours, colleagues and even celebrities. But what is all the hype about and is it real? Sure, celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Gisele Bündchen swear by sleeping on a silk pillowcase, but do you need one?
Aside from resting your head on a luxurious and soft pillowcase, there are many other benefits of sleeping on silk that you need.
You need a silk pillowcase to care for your hair
Unlike other materials that tug at your hair while your sleep, silk allows your hair to glide across the pillow throughout the night. This means you will have less breakage and split ends, as well as ensuring that you won't wake up in a knotted mess.
You need a silk pillowcase for your skin
Sleeping on silk reduces friction against your skin to reduce sleep lines caused by cotton pillowcases. Silk also naturally hydrates your skin by maintaining the moisture on your face. No one needs dry skin!
You need a silk pillowcase because they're hypoallergenic
The natural silk fibres reduce the gathering of dust and bacteria on your pillowcase. Ideal for sleepers with allergies and acne.
Our range of pure SIB™ silk pillowcases has been designed using high-grade 6A pure 22 momme silk fabric. This means that our silk pillowcases are machine-washable. It's easy to maintain the quality of your silk pillowcase, just follow these simple steps:
- Turn your silk pillowcase inside out
- Close the hidden zipper
- Place in a delicates wash bag or handy tip: place inside an old pillowcase
- Wash with similar colours
- Only use pH-neutral liquid detergent or with a shampoo. If its delicate enough for your hair it can be used on silk!
- Machine wash on a delicate cycle at 30°C or hand wash in cold water
- No harsh chemicals or stain removers
- iron or steam on low heat or hang silk to dry out of direct sunlight
- Do not bleach and do not tumble dry
- Do not wring dry your silk by hand. This may cause the silk fibers to stretch
Yes, our products are handmade meeting the highest STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® which is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
SIB™ silk is truly a marvelous material. The natural properties of silk will protect the outer barrier of your skin from the effects of ageing whilst you sleep. So how does this work?
It is proven that SIB™ silk will draw less moisture from your skin compared to cotton. This will help keep your skin hydrated by retaining its natural moisture which will help keep you looking youthful and fresh.
Cotton sucks, literally....
SIB™ silk will also naturally glide across your skin offering minimal friction and rubbing which will help minimise sleep lines which contribute to the overall development of fine lines and wrinkles.
SIB™ silk will glide against your hair nourishing every strand from the root to tip. The natural properies of our natural silk will cause minimum friction against your hair reducing the imapct of frizz and overall hair damage.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is a beauty secret used by women and men with textured and curly hair. It's great for keeping styles like braids, blowouts and even hair extensions preserved for longer without adding frizz
Cool To The Touch
Good quality sleep is extremely important for our physiological well-being and health.
SIB™ silk will help keep you at a cool optimum temperature all night which is vital for a deep and restful sleep. The thermoregulating properties of SIB silk come from the natural properties of mulberry silk allowing it to function as a natural breathable light material.
Switching your pillowcase for a silk one could be the easiest change which will contribute to a large part of the overall quality of your sleep.
Many of us get very bogged down with obsessive ritualistic sleep routines that can be cumbersome but making that switch to SIB™ silk can be done in 2 clicks here.
SIB™ silk was born from a passion of science and beauty. Combining the two is a recipe for the ultimate beauty secret with proven benefits and instant results. The scientific benefits of silk are no big secret. The material has the ability to retain much less moisture that other materials which ultimatly creates a much cleaner surface for your delicate skin to rest on.
So... How does this work?
SIB™ silk is a natural clean breathable material created from a protein-based fibre. Other fabrics such as cotton will draw moisture from your skins surface and retain it. This water absorbing property of cotton creates an environment that is great for bacteria and allergans to grow and thrive. These microorganisms will irritate sensitive skin and can make anyone who is prone to acne develop worse symptoms. The hypoallegenic properties of SIB silk will also help you if you are asthmatic or generally sensitive to allergies.
Did you know... We loose almost 200ml from sweating alone at night?! This does not take into account the amount of fluid lost from respiring and drooling onto your pillowcase!
Now that silk has proved itself as undeniably superior to cotton, the conversation has switched to a new question: Silk or Satin? There are some important differences between the two.
How It's Made
There is a big misconception about what satin is. Satin is a type of weave used to create fabric with a lustrous and glossy shine. However, when people talk about satin pillowcases or bedding, they are often referring to satin weaves using polyester (plastic) or other unnatural synthetic materials. Silk also uses a satin weave, however, is woven with natural silk fibres, making it high quality, natural and luxuriously soft. No nasty plastic here.
How It Feels
Both mulberry silk and polyester (plastic) satin are known for their smooth texture, however, there is a difference. Satin has been referred to as being slippery while silk is buttery soft. No, you won't slip off your silk pillowcase. Because polyester satin is made from plastic, it can feel more coarse and brittle. A single thread of silk is approximately 1/10 the width of a human hair strand, which means these tightly woven silk threads make silk light and soft to touch. Because silk is a natural fibre, it has all these natural properties that work to benefit you, which man-made synthetic materials like satin cannot.
Satin can also feel slightly course after it has been washed and this is noticed more so against your skin after an initial wash. If you brush your pillowcase one way with your hand it may appear to feel smooth (slippy) then if you brush it the other way you will feel it snagging against the delicate ruffles of your palm.
Yes, they do. This hidden zipper is completely unnoticed and in our opinion much more effective than envelope-style pillowcases where it is easy for the pillow to slip out.
SIB™ Silk pillowcases are made with the finest quality 22 momme high-grade 6A 100% mulberry silk.
As a team of Biochemists and beauty enthusiasts, we believe that this is the best weight to ensure the highest quality that will look and feel amazing whilst also giving you that much deserved beauty glow
All of our pillowcases are standard size 50 x 75cm
If you are interested in wholesale then please get in touch to discuss other size options
Our returns policy lasts 30 days. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
SIB™ silk offers a 100-night trial* of our silk pillowcases!
Because we are so confident about the quality of our silk and that you will love it just as much as we do we offer a 100-night money-back guarantee. Simple as that!
Yes, our stockists become part of our family. We rely on each other to support and help our businesses grow. Contact us through our wholesale inquiries page.
We'd love to become part of your family.
If you are ordering SIB silk as a gift then please mention the message you would like to add to your order. We will not include any invoice in the delivery and will make sure your silk is hand wrapped with your own lovely unique message
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