Silk vs Washable Silk: What is the Difference and Which is Better

With the launch of our latest Alba Washable Silk Collection, we’ve made the leap into the luxurious world of silk pyjamas. But why did we opt for this lustrous woven material?

Rawbought Alba Collection Washable SIlk pyjama set made with 22.5 momme washable silk viscose blend

Join us as we explore why we chose this fabric as the first collection outside our signature micromodal, as well as how “washable silk” is not the same as silk.

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The History of Silk

To truly appreciate the significance of silk in our collection, it’s essential to understand its origins.

Silk’s origins trace back to ancient China, where its production was shrouded in secrecy, captivating emperors and traders along the famed Silk Road. Reserved for the elite, silk symbolised opulence and prestige, evolving from a coveted commodity to a staple of modern luxury.

Rawbought Alba Collection Washable SIlk pyjama set made with 22.5 momme washable silk viscose blend. silk robe, silk cami, silk trousers.

Silk: The Ultimate Sleep Companion

Beyond its association with luxury, silk offers a plethora of qualities that elevate your nightly slumber.

  1. Hypoallergenic and Thermoregulating: Enveloping you in softness, silk ensures optimal comfort throughout the night. Its hypoallergenic properties make it ideal for sensitive skin, while its natural thermoregulation keeps you cool in summer and cosy in winter.
  2. Reduces Risk of Wrinkles: Bid farewell to morning creases. Silk’s gentle touch minimises friction against your skin, ensuring you wake up looking and feeling refreshed.
  3. Breathable and Moisture-Wicking: Silk’s breathable nature allows for airflow, preventing overheating and moisture buildup. This ensures you are comfortably dry throughout the night.
  4. Durable: Despite its delicate appearance, silk proves remarkably durable when properly cared for. What’s better than pyjamas that retain their luxurious feel wash after wash?
  5. Luxurious Texture: Step into a world of old-world glamour with silk, offering a truly indulgent sleeping experience fit for royalty.

Here’s what you need for better sleep.

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What is Washable Silk?

While traditional silk pyjamas exude luxury, they require delicate care and constant maintenance. Enter washable silk, a revolutionary innovation with all the benefits of silk and more.

  1. Convenience: Washable silk is the epitome of low-maintenance luxury, combining the opulence of silk with the practicality of machine-washing. Say goodbye to labourious handwashing routines and endless dry cleaning bills; with washable silk, luxury is effortless.
  2. More Resilient: Crafted from a premium blend of 22.5 momme mulberry silk and viscose, our washable silk undergoes a meticulous treatment process that fortifies its durability and resilience. This ensures that your garments withstand the rigours of daily wear and retain their exquisite softness wash after wash.
  3. Colour Vibrancy: Our innovative blend not only offers washability but also preserves the vibrant hues of the fabric.

Better Sleep, Better Health

The verdict is in – silk pyjamas aren’t just a luxurious indulgence; they’re a secret weapon for enhancing your sleep and, in turn, boosting your physical and mental well-being.

While we can’t promise that silk pyjamas will magically solve all your problems, we can assure you that investing in your sleep is a vital step towards a healthier, happier you. So, treat yourself to the luxury of silk, and watch as your nights become more restful, your days more vibrant, and your overall well-being significantly improved.

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