A down duvet is similar to silk duvet in many aspects, while they have many differences.
While you sleep, silk duvets let your skin breathe. By using pure silk duvets, you will stay warm and comfortable all night long without overheating, for silk duvets allow some of your body heat to escape.
Down duvet leave you feeling hot and sticky on warm nights because it traps heat inside the duvet cover.
Compared with down duvets, silk covered and silk filled duvets provide superior temperature control in both warm and cool conditions. You need a number of them at different weights to accomplish what one silk duvet can, if you want to achieve this level of temperature control from a down duvet.
Silk duvet is able to mold your body just like your favorite sweater. You truly get cozy with silk duvets because they are softer and less rigid than a down duvet. Although down duvets are heavier and soft, they will never have the drape of a silk duvet and they are simply too bulky to achieve a close fit to your body.
Down duvets are put inside the cover in small pieces, and sewn into little pockets that bunch together. Silk is simply smoother. Pure mulberry silk that provides the softest feel for your duvet and pillows will be turned into silk floss. And, silk floss does not bunch, which adds to the drape, fit and comfort that comes only from silk.
Compared with down duvets, silk duvets provide a healthier sleep environment, for there is less bacteria buildup from sweat. Down indeed provides the comfort and warmth needed to enhance your sleep experience, but the heat that it traps can cause sweat, and ultimately bacteria. If there is too moisture, mold will be gathered in the down duvet.
Silk duvets help you to breathe and sleep easier because they provide natural hypoallergenic qualities. Silks are naturally anti-fungal and prevent mites. Mold will grow in moist down duvets. Mites can easily burrow into moist down duvets.