Silk filled comforters can be handmade or machine-made, they are quite different in many aspects. PandaSilk offers handmade comforters only, which are much better than machine-made ones .
1. The Silk Fiber Used
Silk fibers are extracted from silk cocoons, handmade comforters require the workers to manually draw silk fibers from cocoons, getting what’s called “100% long strand mulberry silk“, each silk fiber is several meters long.
The following video shows how a solid silk cocoon becomes silk fibers through washing and hand-processing. This video was taken in a traditional Chinese village.
As to machined-made comforters, silk cocoons are put into the machine to break down and output short fibers, just like cotton. See the picture below.
2. The Making Process
Our handmade silk filled comforters are manually drawn, crisscross structure, long service life.
Machine-made comforters are simply pressing the short fibers into a duvet, destroyed the properties of silk fiber, less warm-keeping ability, much shorter life span.
Be sure to choose handmade silk comforters.