Three Tips to Get the Best Bedding
It can sometimes be a frustrating and misleading experience in buying bedding. It might be confusing when choose brand with fine fabric or choose the most suitable thread count. We spend almost a third of your life in bed, so our sleep experience matters a lot. If you are looking for some answers or overdue for a bedding upgrade, look no further than Vansilk, an online bedding essentials brand in silk field. Designed by experienced designers, made by sophiscated craftsmen, vansilk provides you the best completed silk product. Vansilk simplifies the purchasing process to make premium quality bedding accessibly priced. Here, Vansilk bust the myth of bedding shopping for you.
Thread Count Doesn’t Matter
It commonly believed that large numbers equals with luxury. Similarly, is it true that the higher the thread count, the better the quality? Definitely not. Thread count of a sheet is determined by the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. However, there are only so many threads that can fit into a square-inch, and that is usually around 400. In order to get any number higher than that, manufactures have to use some creative counting or dubious manufacturing techniques.
One common trick is to factor in a fabric’s ply, which is the number of strands that comprise each thread. Therefore, fabric that is 400 thread count instantly becomes 800 because it’s made from two-ply fabric, or three-ply becomes 1,200. Other manufacturers might just use thinner threads, which can shorten a sheet’s lifespan. Techniques like these let retailers boost the price without improving comfort or quality, and because there’s no FTC mandate on thread count, manufacturers are not forced to comply. As a matter of fact, some of these practices actually do the opposite, resulting in sheets that don’t breathe well or are too stiff.
Therefore, be wary anytime when you see a thread count above 400. Most experts would recommend not even worrying about thread count at all.
Fabrics Make a Difference
Silk is “ the queen of fabric”, the most durable and breathable fabric for bedding and clothes. All Vansilk products are made from 100% long strand mulberry silk, combined with precision to remove all impurities and dyed naturally in a process that surpasses the highest safety and environmental protection standards.
The Difference Between Mulberry Silk and Wild Silk
People have been using silkworm cocoons to produce silk for more than five millennia . There is no coincidence that silkworms happen to be one of the small number of insect species that have been domesticated over the ages. Mulberry silk is the highest quality silk available for purchase. The unique thing about Mulberry silk is how it is produced. Mulberry silk has its history in China, where local farmers grow mulberry leaves for silkworms to feed on. The resulting cocoons are spun into raw silk fibers. Since the silkworms of the Bombyx mori moth are fed only mulberry leaves, the resulting silk is some of the finest available in the world. Pure white in color and made up of individual long fibers, Mulberry silk is more refined than other types of silk. Other types of silks such as wild silk are less uniform in color and texture, with shorter strands. Products made from 100% Mulberry silk are among the most durable and most luxurious silk goods.
Compared with domesticated counterpart, wild silks are not produced in the same type of controlled environment. This results in silk of lesser excellence for a number of reasons.
Firstly, wild silk is much more difficult to process than mulberry silk. It is partly because most wild silk is harvested once the silkworms have emerged from their cocoons, which means that the silk used to make said cocoons has been separated into multiple pieces. This is in stark contrast to domesticated silkworms, which have their cocoons harvested earlier so that they can be unraveled into single strands of silk. Furthermore, the cocoons of wild silkworms sometimes have mineral-strengthened shells, which can complicate processing them for human use.
Secondly, wild silk is not as pleasing to the senses. Most of these silks tend to be rougher than mulberry silk, something that is particularly noticeable for their harvesting method makes it complicated and time-consuming to process them into long, smooth strands.
Finally, wild silks are not uniform. Not only can this affect the appearance and texture of the silk, but it is also difficult to ensure a standard of excellence for pieces made using the fabric.
Undoubtedly, mulberry silk is superior to its wild counterparts. It is finer and smoother, making it more luxurious and smooth feeling upon your skin. Better still, mulberry silk is both strong and long-lasting, making it the silk of choice for individuals interested in both luxury and outstanding value.
It’s essential to make sure your bedding is made with the environment. One way to do this is to look for Oeko-Tex certification.
Oeko-Tex is a certification system for textile producers operated by a global network of laboratories. Certification is only granted when the fabrics pass strict tests for substances that are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals that are known to be harmful to health, and other parameters to safeguard health. It’s part of the REACH protocol (which stands for “Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals”), a testing framework in the European Union that helps protect humans and the environment from risks of dangerous chemicals.
All Vansilk bedding is Oeko-Tex certified and manufactured by true artisans who have been weaving world class bedding for over 10 years. Their passion for linens is demonstrated in their attention to detail and impeccable workmanship.
Vansilk guarantees you the best silk, and brings you a better life.