MULBERRY SILK-FILLED DUVETS, MATTRESS TOPPERS AND PILLOWS - FAQ


Mulberry silk filled duvets, pillows and mattress toppers from Silk Bedding Direct Silk Bedding Direct is a premier luxury mulberry silk-filled bedding brand. Simply the best of the best, pure and natural, hypoallergenic and ultra-hygienic, mulberry silk-filled bedding.

Our mission is to provide absolutely the best mulberry silk-filled duvets, mattress toppers and pillows available today, together with first class customer service.

Situated in both US and Canada, orders are shipped on the same or next working day, providing you with fast courier shipping wherever you are. Courier tracking by email.

For shipping to UK, EU, and globally, click on the flags near the top of every page.  

It is a combination of many small attentions to detail, plus the use of the very best quality long-strand mulberry silk for our Luxury Range, and top grade medium-strand mulberry silk for our Premium Range, that have contributed to Silk Bedding Direct being known as the brand providing the finest mulberry silk-filled bedding available today.

All the bedding we provide is the cleanest and most hygienic type of natural luxury bedding, as no microscopic life can live in mulberry silk. It does not degrade over time and so remains clean, fresh and hygienic for many years. All Silk Bedding Direct products are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified and have the OEKO “Confidence in Textiles” label attached.

 

MULBERRY SILK-FILLED DUVETS


Our Luxury Range mulberry silk-filled duvet inner is no ordinary silk-filled duvet. Besides an interior consisting of the very finest top grade long-strand mulberry silk the silk duvets are loop sewn and tied by hand through the casing in the traditional manner to prevent movement and to provide additional comfort.

Hand sewn long-fibre mulberry silk-filled duvet from Silk Bedding Direct Hand sewing is used to ensure the precious silk inside does not become damaged, and to avoid expelling insulating layers of air that help create the sensual lightweight feel of the duvet on your body. Our hand-finished method creates a higher quality and more comfortable silk duvet that retains all the great natural qualities and benefits of the mulberry silk interior.

This is the traditional method of creating silk-filled duvets and was used long before machines were invented.

Besides the Luxury Range our Premium Range mulberry silk-filled duvets were developed in response to customers requesting a high quality, genuine mulberry silk-filled duvet at a lower cost as compared to our rather high-brow, best on the market, hand-finished, Luxury Range.

Many of the best features have been maintained from the Luxury Range - 100% mulberry silk interiors, and the same great attention to detail is paid during their production. The two ranges offer a choice of prices, and we firmly believe these to be the very best “Price for Quality” for genuine 100% mulberry silk-filled duvet inners available anywhere.

Please Note - Duvets vs Comforters

Duvets and comforters can easily be mistaken for one another, but they are not the same. Duvets, sometimes called "European Duvets", are used with a separate cover in addition to the duvet. This provides duvets with two advantages over comforters.

1. The duvet itself will rarely require cleaning, as the cover can be washed as often as you like.
2. It is easy and inexpensive to change styles/colors by simply replacing the cover (no need to buy another duvet).

Due to point 2 above we do not supply duvet covers - you will be able to find your ideal choice of style and color elsewhere. If using the combination duvets for winter warmth, both duvets clipped together can be inserted into one duvet cover, just as one duvet would be.

 

MULBERRY SILK-FILLED MATTRESS TOPPERS


Long-fibre mulberry silk-filled mattress topper from Silk Bedding Direct A special production method is used to create our Luxury Range mulberry silk-filled mattress toppers. To avoid crushing the precious silk inside, attractive flower patterns are loop sewn at regular intervals to keep the silk interior firmly in place. This avoids the need to sew back and forth across the whole of the mattress topper.

This superior production method keeps the insulating layers of air between the fine silk threads in place properly without damaging the silk, and results in a more comfortable, luxurious and higher quality silk-filled mattress topper.

As with the Luxury Range mulberry silk-filled duvets only the very top grade long-strand mulberry silk is used for the interior of our Luxury Range mattress toppers.

All Luxury Range mulberry silk-filled mattress toppers benefit from an absolutely top quality "secure-fit" cotton sateen elasticated skirt that is fitted around all sides of the topper. This pulls underneath the topper with elastic in the same as a fitted bed sheet does. It ensures that the topper is attached to the bed much more securely as compared to the usual straps and cannot shift once fitted. Suitable for all mattresses (up to a depth of 18"/45cm).

Again, besides the Luxury Range, a Premium Range has also been created for our mulberry silk-filled mattress toppers, more details below.


 

MULBERRY SILK-FILLED PILLOWS


Long-strand 100% natural mulberry silk-filled pillow from Silk Bedding Direct Our mulberry silk-filled pillows are filled with 100% pure, natural mulberry silk. Absolutely top grade long-strand mulberry silk is wrapped around a pure medium-strand mulberry silk core to provide the ideal firmness and support.

Some producers use off-cuts of mulberry silk left over from the production of other products (these pillows can still be advertised as “100% mulberry silk”). The off-cuts are seamed together using other materials and chemicals and then bleached to give the appearance of natural long-strand mulberry silk. Of course many of the silk's great properties are lost during this process.

At Silk Bedding Direct we never resort to such underhand methods, and are proud to produce the very highest standard luxury mulberry silk-filled pillow. This means that the mulberry silk interior remains rich in the protein sericin and the amino acids that are so good for health, and our skin and hair, keeping our skin young and our hair naturally nourished.

 
THE VERY BEST IN MULBERRY SILK-FILLED BEDDING

Textile testing OEKO certification for silk bedding All silk bedding purchased from Silk Bedding Direct is complete with OEKO TEX Standard 100 “Confidence in Textiles” certification label. OEKO-TEX is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and is the world's leading quality assurance system for textiles.

You can be sure of the best by buying Silk Bedding Direct.  Luxury mulberry silk-filled bedding is our specialism. We promise you will not be disappointed.

All customers purchasing now will receive a free high quality carry and store case for each silk-filled bedding item ordered. Orders are shipped on the same or next working day from US and Canada warehouses. Worldwide delivery options at checkout.

You benefit from further discounts when purchasing as a bedding set as opposed to ordering the same items individually. May you sleep well.....

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

» What are the benefits of Silk Bedding Direct's mulberry silk-filled duvets over other types of bedding?
Silk Bedding Direct mulberry silk-filled duvets (sometimes referred to as mulberry silk-filled comforters) have many benefits over other types of bedding, including:

The following applies to both our Luxury and our Premium Ranges. No bed bugs, dust mites, mold, fungus and other microscopic life, helps delay skin aging and protects the skin, nourishes and protects the hair, promotes relaxation in the central nervous system and self regulates temperature for snug sleeping.  All our silk duvets are made from 100% natural material, no chemicals are used, and are hypo-allergenic. They clip together for all year round use, have a longer life with little or no cleaning required and are a very comfortable type of bedding.  Click to see of all the wonderful benefits of our Luxury Range Silk Duvets and our Premium Range Silk Duvets.
 
» What is the difference between a silk duvet and a silk comforter?
The main difference between a duvet and a comforter is that duvets are recommended to be used with a duvet cover. So the duvet is the inside part, sometimes called a duvet inner or duvet insert. For silk-filled duvets it is best to use a duvet cover made with a natural fiber, such as cotton, the goodness contained in the mulberry silk can then easily seep through.

This mean duvets have two main advantages over comforters.

1. The duvet itself will rarely require cleaning, as the cover can be machine washed as often as you like.
2. It is easy and inexpensive to change styles/colors by simply replacing the cover (no need to buy another duvet).

Due to point 2 above we do not supply duvet covers - you will be able to find your ideal choice of style and color elsewhere. If using the combination duvets for winter warmth, both duvets clipped together can be inserted into one duvet cover, just as one duvet would be.
 
» What kind of silk is used?
Mulberry silk duvet filling When considering purchasing a silk-filled duvet the type and quality of the silk used is of the utmost importance.  High quality mulberry silk is universally accepted to be the very best silk in the world.  This is because it can be used in its natural state – no chemicals, additives or any kind of treatment is required.

Although all mulberry silk is very high quality Silk Bedding Direct select only the very top quality long-strand mulberry silk for its Luxury Range.  Ensuring you enjoy the special luxury of the best of the best.  The best mulberry silk has very long threads - some over half a mile long!  This means that there are less loose ends, and has much better insulating properties due to being hand-sewn too.  They also regulates a person's temperature over a wider range than any other type of bedding.

Silk Bedding Direct mulberry silk-filled duvets are the genuine article, and retain all the natural healing properties of mulberry silk to revitalize your body leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed and invigorated.  Beware of cheap imitations that use lower grade mulberry silk or tussah silk that requires chemical treatment and the loss of most of the silk's fantastic qualities.
 
» What mulberry silk-filled bedding products do you provide?
Silk Bedding Direct became renowned as specialists in the production and supply of the very best quality mulberry silk-filled duvet inners.  Adding to that, using the same top quality long-strand mulberry silk and replicating these same high standards for production, customers can now also purchase mulberry silk-filled mattress toppers and mulberry silk-filled pillows in various sizes. In 2015, in response to customers requesting lower-priced genuine mulberry silk bedding, the Premium Silk Bedding Range was introduced for both silk-filled duvets and silk-filled mattress toppers.
 
» What's the difference between your Luxury and Premium ranges?
Mulberry silk-filled duvet luxury range For our Luxury Range only the very top quality long-strand mulberry silk is selected. The long-strand mulberry silk filling is then stretched and prepared for the duvet by hand to ensure it has an even distribution within the casing. This is a far superior method compared to machine stretching and preparation, and is important to ensure an even warmth.

The mulberry silk interior is then loop-sewn by hand and tied through the casing. This ensures that the silk cannot bunch up or move about within the casing and maintains an even warmth for the life of the duvet. Hand sewing is important to maintain the necessary volume of air within the silk. Machine "pattern" or "box" sewing eliminates the air where it is sewn and also damages the silk by crushing it, thereby eliminating much of the silk duvet's natural insulating properties.

Mulberry silk-filled duvet premium rangeFor our Premium Range a good quality medium-strand mulberry silk is used. Although not as luxurious as the top quality long-strand used for our Luxury Range, the medium strand is still a 100% genuine mulberry silk and is hypo-allergenic, completely natural and untreated. Really it is also luxury bedding, we call it Premium only in comparison to our best-of-the-best Luxury Range. At Silk Bedding Direct our whole ethos is to provide genuine high quality mulberry silk bedding - the great reputation we enjoy has been built on this, we promise you won't be disappointed!

The following applies to both our Luxury and our Premium Ranges. No bed bugs, dust mites, mold, fungus and other microscopic life, helps delay skin aging and protects the skin, nourishes and protects the hair, promotes relaxation in the central nervous system and self regulates temperature for snug sleeping.  All silk bedding available on this website is made from 100% natural material, no chemicals are used, and are hypo-allergenic. The duvets can be clipped together for all year round use, have a longer life with little or no cleaning required and are a very comfortable type of bedding.  Click to explore all the wonderful benefits of our Luxury Range Silk Duvets, Premium Range Silk Duvets, Luxury Range Silk Mattress Toppers, Premium Range Silk Mattress Toppers, and Luxury Silk-Filled Pillows.
 
» Can I purchase a complete mulberry silk-filled bedding set from you?
Yes, for our Luxury Range, a number of mulberry silk-filled bedding sets are available for all standard bed sizes. When purchasing as a set you benefit from further discounts as opposed to ordering the same items individually. Click on your choice of bed size below for full details, photos and prices.....
 

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» I understand your silk duvets are hand-finished, is this correct?
Yes, our Luxury Range silk duvets are hand-finished at 2 stages.  Firstly, the long-strand mulberry silk interior is hand stretched into the duvet casing, and secondly it is then loop sewn by hand through the casing to keep the silk in place.  This produces a superior silk duvet as compared to machine sewing can crush the silk where sewn.

We ask that you be wary of suppliers claiming to provide "handmade silk-filled duvets" because at the very least the material for the duvet casing will be produced by machine.  Here we are explaining in an honest and truthful way how we produce our silk duvets.
 
» Is it possible to inspect the interiors of your mulberry silk-filled duvets, mattress toppers and pillows?
Sure. All Luxury and Premium Range silk duvets, mattress toppers and pillows are fitted with a small inspection zip so you can see and feel the wonderfully soft silk inside for yourself. You will find the zip next to the OEKO Standard 100 "Confidence in Textiles" label.
 
» Are mulberry silk-filled duvets comfortable to sleep under?
Extremely comfortable! Mulberry silk-filled duvets are generally considered to be the most comfortable type of bedding, quickly melting away any stresses of the day.  Having slept under a Silk Bedding Direct mulberry silk-filled duvet you'll never want to revert back to any other kind of bedding, nobody does.
 
» What are the casings for your mulberry silk-filled bedding made from?
The casing for our Luxury Range duvets, pillows and mattress toppers is a high quality 300 thread count cotton sateen, and for our Premium Range duvets and mattress toppers 200 thread count cotton sateen.  Casings can be made from silk but are not as strong as cotton sateen (and are substantially more expensive).  Cotton sateen casings are therefore the better choice both on price and durability.  All the goodness of the mulberry silk interior easily seeps through the cotton sateen casing to soothe and nourish you throughout the night.
 
» Compared to other types of high quality bedding are mulberry silk-filled duvets as warm?
Woman with a silk duvet Yes, mulberry silk-filled duvets are very warm having excellent thermal insulating properties.  In fact, until you have tried mulberry silk-filled duvets, you never knew bedding could be so wonderfully inviting and comfortable.  

Due to the nature of mulberry silk and how the duvets are produced they also “breathe” and keep you comfortable across a wider range of temperatures than other types of bedding.  

Silk Bedding Direct's Luxury Range mulberry silk-filled duvets are loop sewn and tied by hand through the casing to prevent movement of the silk inside.  This is a far superior method to machine pattern sewing as the silk is not crushed and so the thermal properties of your silk duvet are evenly distributed throughout the entire duvet.  

Seemingly small differences like this add up, that's why Silk Bedding Direct is known as providing the most luxurious and well-made mulberry silk bedding available anywhere today.
 
» What are the health benefits of mulberry silk-filled bedding?
The health benefits of mulberry silk-filled bedding are many.  It is also especially good for keeping the skin and hair healthy and looking young due to the protein sericin and amino acids that naturally occur in mulberry silk.  People with allergies and asthma benefit because mulberry silk is hypo-allergenic and does not contain bed bugs, mites and other microscopic life that live in almost all other types of bedding (microscopic life cannot live in mulberry silk). The above applies to both our Luxury and Premium Ranges.

People suffering from all these conditions can benefit from using our mulberry silk-filled bedding:

Allergies
Asthma
MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities)
Eczema and dry or itchy skin
Skin inflammations (psoriasis)
Sunburn
Burns (particularly 1st and 2nd degree)
Post-chemotherapy sensitive skin
Vascular sclerosis
Osteoarthritis
Shingles
Overheating
Reduce night sweats due to menopause
 
» Do you supply mulberry silk-filled duvets for different seasons / temperatures?
Each of our silk duvet sizes - twin silk duvet, Full silk duvet, queen silk duvet, king silk duvet and California king silk duvet is available in 3 warmths; Summer Warmth, Spring / Fall Warmth and Combination Winter Warmth which is a Summer and Spring/Fall secured together with our easy clip system that comes as standard on all our duvets.  Unlike buttons that tend to fall off after years in use these small unobtrusive easy to use clips are designed to last for the life of your silk duvet. The above applies to both our Luxury and our Premium Ranges.

Room Temperature
Centigrade (°C)

Room Temperature
Fahrenheit (°F)

Duvet Warmth

Equivalent TOG Rating

20 °C +
68 °F +
Summer Warmth
2 – 4
16 – 22 °C
61 – 71 °F
Spring/Fall Warmth
7 – 9
12 – 18 °C
54 – 64 °F
Summer + Spring/Fall = Winter Warmth (combination duvet)
10 – 13


Long-strand 100% natural mulberry silk-filled combination duvets from Silk Bedding Direct

Each of our silk duvet sizes - twin bed duvet, Full bed duvet, queen bed duvet, king size duvet and California king size duvet is available in these three warmths; Summer Warmth, Spring/Fall Warmth and Winter Warmth Combination which is a Summer and Spring/Fall which if/or when required can be clipped together with our easy clip system to create a snug and warm Winter Warmth duvet.

By selecting “Winter Warmth” (Combination) at checkout you receive both Summer Warmth and Spring/Fall Warmth duvets, and these two can be clipped together to make a super snug and warm Winter Warmth duvet. Our "Easy-Clip" system comes as standard on all our duvets, so the two can be easily be clipped together to make the super snug and warm Winter Warmth duvet as and when required.

The above applies to both our Luxury and our Premium Ranges. After clipping together the two duvets can be inserting into a duvet cover in the same way that a single duvet would be. Two duvets, three choices of duvet warmth.  

» How do Summer Warmth and Spring/Fall Warmth silk-filled duvets fasten together to make a snug and warm Winter Warmth duvet?
All Silk Bedding Direct duvets, both Luxury and Premium Ranges, are fitted with small but strong clips on each side and corners for this purpose.  These fasten your silk duvets together when required without being intrusive and are much better than buttons which will often fall off after a few years in use.

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The two silk duvets clipped together are then inserted into your duvet cover just as one would be.  Luxuriously snug and warm for those cold nights.  

» What care does mulberry silk-filled bedding require?
Mulberry silk-filled bedding is easy to care for as it will not require cleaning under normal usage conditions.  Should your silk bedding become a little flatter after prolonged use airing outside for a few hours, preferably on a sunny day, will enhance the silk's natural properties and make it feel like new again.

If necessary use a mild detergent to spot clean or take to a professional dry cleaning service. It is very important to avoid machine washing as this will harm the bedding. Beware of silk-filled bedding that can be machine washed as this has been chemically treated to make this possible. The chemical treatment destroys many of the great natural properties of the silk too. At Silk Bedding Direct you can be sure of the best quality 100% pure and natural mulberry silk.

It is normal practice and highly recommended use a duvet cover with your silk-filled duvet, and duvet covers can generally be machine washed as often as required (please note, as a specialist mulberry silk-filled bedding brand, we provide duvets but not duvet covers).

Unlike down duvets and other types of bedding mulberry silk-filled bedding is hypo-allergenic and has anti-microbial properties, and so is naturally free of dust-mites and microscopic life, also they do not retain moisture.
 
» Is mulberry silk-filled bedding inflammable?
No.  One of the tests to check that silk is genuine and not a synthetic copy is to hold a naked flame under it.  Genuine silk will only burn whilst the naked flame is held there and will immediately stop burning once it is removed. So silk is a natural fire retardant.
 
» Are any chemicals used in making your mulberry silk-filled duvets, mattress toppers and pillows?
No, absolutely no chemicals or anything else is used in producing the silk for any of Silk Bedding Direct's silk bedding, they are all 100% natural products. Also, the OEKO TEX Standard 100 “Confidence in Textiles” label that is attached to all our bedding means it has been thoroughly tested for harmful chemicals.
 
» Which countries do you ship to?
Fast courier shipping (shipped same or next day) to anywhere in the US and Canada, from our US and Canada warehousing. We also ship worldwide. Courier shipping fees for your particular order are available at checkout.
 
» Do you only provide silk bedding for USA and Canada bed sizes?
No. We provide mulberry silk-filled bedding to fit most bed sizes globally. To view and order silk-filled bedding for other bed sizes see here. Please note that bedding in these sizes is shipped from our warehousing either in the UK or Spain (worldwide delivery).
 
» What are the shipping costs?
Courier shipping is charged at a reduced rate as we pass on to our customers the bulk discount rates we receive from the courier companies. Shipping costs can be viewed before checking out and are dependant upon the bedding you have selected and your delivery destination. After placing your order you will immediately receive order confirmation by email, and as soon as your order enters the courier's system you will receive a further email with your full order tracking information.
 
» How long will my mulberry silk-filled bedding take to arrive?
Generally your silk bedding will be dispatched to you by courier on the same day of order, or if ordering late in the day the next day.  95% of orders within the Mainland US and Canada are delivered within 2 - 3 working days. Elsewhere in the the world 5 – 14 days depending upon the delivery destination.
 
» What is my guarantee when I purchase mulberry silk-filled bedding from Silk Bedding Direct?
Money-back guarantee from Silk Bedding Direct In addition to your statutory rights we are so confident that you will love your mulberry silk-filled bedding that we provide you with a full 14 days “no quibble” full money-back guarantee - we will refund you all monies paid including courier shipping costs, and even pay for the return shipping too. That is how confident we are that you will love your mulberry silk-filled bedding.

In the highly unusual situation that a customer wishes to use this guarantee they simply inform us by email within 14 days of receiving their silk bedding, we will then arrange for the bedding to be collected.

 
» Can I purchase now directly through this website?
Yes, simply use the links in the navigation bar at the top of all pages on the website to select your purchase.  An SSL safe and secure online payment system is used if you select to use a credit or debit card. Alternatively there is the choice to pay securely through Paypal, either as a guest or by logging in.
 
» What currency can I use to pay?
The default currency is US dollars. However, payment can be made in most currencies. Use the drop-down menu top right of every page to see all prices in your selected currency and the ability to pay in that currency.
 
» How do I select the currency I want to use?
Use the drop-down menu top right.
 
» Do people ever regret changing their bedding to Silk Bedding Direct mulberry silk-filled bedding?
Certainly not!

When purchasing as a mulberry silk-filled bedding set you benefit from further discounts as opposed to ordering the same items individually. Click on your choice of bed size below for full details, photos and prices.....

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"This duvet is real luxury. So thin and light and yet it drapes beautifully over you. This makes it easier to change the duvet cover as well. The hand stitching does a great job, warm and no cold air pockets when sleeping. This is my second purchase, bought the pillows last time."
Sam D.
Chicago, IL

"Lovely, comfortable duvet. Nice and light. Really perfect. I have slept much better since I have been using it. No more sweating or feeling too hot or too cold. Highly recommend it, and a nice company to deal with."
Grace L.
Seattle, WA

"Lovely material, and very well made. Does all that it claims to do to give comfortable sleep. A happy customer!"
Evelyne S.
Arlington, VA

"I've purchased the summer & spring/fall duvets and four pillows to go with them. It’s so cozy in bed now, really changed our nights. I highly recommend your silk-filled bedding, really pleased I found this great product. Fast shipping too."
Annette D.
Portland, ME

"I just want to let you know how pleased I am with my silk duvet, it's so so warm and comfortable yet so light, thank you."
Francine T.
Winnipeg, Canada


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