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Organic cotton bedding is fluffy and pesticide-free but rougher than silk.
Linen bedding is strong, made from flax fibers but not as soft or lustrous as silk.
Bamboo bedding is soft, from reeded grass, but causes more friction.
Wool bedding is warm and reusable but causes allergies for some.
Have you been thinking about upgrading your bedding to something eco-friendly? You've got options when it comes to natural fibers, from bamboo to hemp to organic cotton. But if luxurious softness is what you're after, let me steer you towards silk.
Ounce for ounce, nothing beats silk for its smooth and breathable feel against your skin. Silk has some amazing natural properties too—it resists bugs, allergens, and excess heat buildup. In this post, we'll walk you through all the reasons silk is the ultimate fiber for your bedding and highlight why Blissy makes the best silk pillowcases around.
So cozy up, sleep-loving friend, because once you learn about silk's benefits for your comfort, beauty sleep, and skin health, you'll be saying goodbye to standard cotton and hello to a silky dreamland. Interested to hear more? Read on!
Why Choose Organic Bedding?
One of the top reasons to choose organic bedding may be its ecofriendliness. Whether you're talking about silk or cotton, these natural fibers come from renewable resources and have lower carbon footprints than synthetic bedding.
Plus, organic bedding is good for you. Natural bedding has few or none of the chemicals found in manmade materials, so you can rest easy knowing your pillowcases, sheets, and blankets are safe.
Finally, you can't forget comfort. As you lay your head down, you'll enjoy the softness of silk against your skin or the warmth of cotton flannel in winter.
So which natural fibers should you choose for your bedding? Here's everything you need to know about the primary types available to consumers.
Intro to Natural Fibers
Before you choose the right natural material for your bedding, it's important to know the differences between them. At the core, the primary differences come down to strength, durability, and the plants or animals that produce these fibers.
Linen is a strong natural material made from the fibers of the flax plant.
Bamboo textiles come from the bamboo plant, a kind of reeded grass.
Hemp is a natural fiber recognized as one of the strongest. It comes from the hemp plant, a cousin of the flax plant.
Silk is a natural protein fiber. It comes from silkworms, such as the mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori). Silk is smooth, strong, and lustrous.
Wool comes from the fleece of sheep or the Cashmere or Angora goats. The textile can sometimes come from other animals as well and is a reusable, recyclable fiber.
TENCEL™ is a brand of lyocell and modal fibers. They come from natural raw wood materials. The fibers are soft, strong, and versatile.
Silk: The Superior Choice
While each natural fiber has its strengths, silk is hands down the superior choice for bedding. It is soft, smooth, and hypoallergenic. It has antibacterial properties, is bug-resistant, and is non-irritating for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions.
Silk is breathable, which makes it great for a duvet cover, blankets, or other kinds of bedding. The breathability means it won't hold excess heat, even if you add multiple layers. It's a hot sleeper's dream and excellent for summer. And whether you're dealing with menopause and hot flashes or you catch a cold and run a fever, silk will still keep you comfortable as you get some rest.
For your pillowcase, silk makes a world of difference. Made without pesticides, it's safe and has no chemicals that could irritate your skin. It's cozy, too, thanks to its soft surface. If you've noticed your hair breaking off or have irritated skin, choose silk. It will help reduce the friction that causes both those problems.
Silk is a great option for any kind of bedding, whether you want a throw for the sofa or a duvet for your king bed. It's tough, durable, and has a lustrous shine that is as luxurious as it is comfortable.
Natural Bedding vs. Silk Bedding
There are pros and cons of each natural material when compared to silk. Still, silk tops our list as the best fiber to have for your bedroom bedding, pillowcases, and night masks.
Organic cotton is rough compared to silk. While natural fibers like cotton are breathable, they're not as breathable or soft as silk.
Bamboo is natural like silk, but it's not as soft as silk. That means it can still caused friction against the skin and hair.
Hemp is soft and durable, but silk is twice as strong for longer-lasting sheets and pillowcases.
Wool is warm and comfortable, but many people have skin reactions and allergies to wool that make it impossible to use it in the home. Silk is hypoallergenic.
Tencel is an environmentally friendly material, but it is semi-synthetic. Semi-synthetic is better than other synthetic options, such as poyester, but they're not as good as silk. So, if you want an all-natural option, silk is the right choice.
Why choose Blissy silk pillowcases? At Blissy, we're the leading brand in silk pillowcases.
Our commitment to quality is what sets us apart. We have unique pillowcase designs with hidden zippers and a beautifully embroidered logo. Our pillowcases are durable, and as an added perk, they are machine washable.
You can rely on Blissy for high-quality pillowcases and accessories. We'll get them shipped to your door quickly, so you can get them on your pillows in no time.
Say Goodbye to Uncomfortable Nights and Hello to Blissy
Now is the perfect time to upgrade your sleep from organic cotton bedding or other natural fibers to silk. You'll enjoy the breathability and soft, luxurious feel of true silk as you drift off to Dreamland.
Choose your favorite colors (pink, blue, and others are available). We even carry different pillowcase sizes (king, standard, and toddler). Shop with us now and find your perfect fit at Blissy.
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