As the weather is getting cold, Supermarket is displaying silk filled duvet on the promotion counters, also the online shopping is beginning to promote silk filled duvet in a prominent position.
However, the price of a lot of silk filled duvet make the consumer confused,the products with similar or the same name, some only sold at 200 yuan or cheaper, but some is more expensive than 1,000 yuan.
Are these really silk filled duvet?
The investigation show many of the silk filled duvet labeled “100% silk” not really “silk”.According to National Standard, the duvet which contain at least 50% silk can be labeled as “silk filled duvet”. Many silk filled duvet sold in regular supermarket contain only 20%~30% silk, or even only 10% silk content.
Though most suppliers indicate their products are “100% long strand mulberry silk filled duvet”, but according to the investigation regarding the products on the market, the silk filled duvet at market can be divided into the several quality levels as the following.
1, Silk filled duvet filled with 100% mulberry silk,which come from Shuan Gong cocoon(Double house cocoon). Shuan Gong cocoon is one cocoon made by two silkworms.This silk worms can not be used to make silk fabric,which is suitable to make the top grade silk filled duvet. The length of silk strand is more than 1000 meter, so the silk filled duvet is more durable.
2, Silk filled duvet filled with blend of mulberry silk and tussah or all tussah. The tussah is a kind of wild silk which is made by silkworm eating leaves of Castor or oak. Tussah is more stiff and a bit yellow. Commonly, the tussah need to be bleached or other chemical treatment.So the quality is not so good as mulberry silk. As the mulberry silk is very expensive and limited, so most silk used in the duvet industry is tussah.
3, Silk filled duvet filled with blend of tussah and silk scraps,which is the cocoon scraps left after the spinning.The silk scraps was made into silk pocket by machine. As the silk scrap is the low quality, the fiber is very short, which is only several meters long. So the silk duvet filled with this is not so durable, moreover the property of silk is not so good as mulberry silk filled duvet.
4, Silk filled duvet filled with tussah and other fiber,like Kapok,cotton or even polyester.
5, Silk filled duvet filled with polyester or other fiber with no silk at all