So, why silk?
Mulberry Silk is a natural protein fiber produced by the Bombyx mori silkworm in the production of its cocoon, fed exclusively on mulberry leaves as the name suggests, it's composed of fibroin and sericin. Silk fibroin is a keratin related to proteins that form hair, whilst sericin is a silk amino acid with excellent moisture preservation characteristics.
Silk has many natural properties, however, to find out why you should switch to silk and specifically BeddyByes products read on:
It’s common for babies and infants to experience hair loss and develop bald patches. Silk provides an incredibly smooth, soft and frictionless surface, preventing bald patches as well as allowing hair regrowth where bald spots already exist.
Silk is the perfect material for allergies and sensitive skin. Recommended by dermatologists, eczema & asthma specialists, silk is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, uninhabitable by dust mites and resistant to mould and mildew offering your baby the best sleep environment.
Hydration is essential for your baby's skin and hair too. Silk contains Sericin a natural protein that forms a protective barrier on the skin surface, and as a result, water loss and irritation is reduced. Sleeping on silk is recommended as other absorbent fabrics draw in precious natural oils.
Silk is an all-climate fabric, its temperature regulating property ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. Silk acts as a permeable layer between the skin and its surroundings, keeping your baby warm and cosy in winter and cool in summer, contrary to satin, a synthetic fabric, which causes overheating.
The soft, creaseless surface of silk causes less chafing, fewer tangles and consequent hair loss. As silk is less absorbent compared to cotton or satin, baby's hair natural moisture is retained, greatly reducing knotting, matting and frizz. Particularly indicated for curly, afro and tangle-prone hair.
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is managed by the International OEKO-TEX® Association, a group of textile research and test institutes based in Europe and Japan. This certification guarantees to the consumers that the product does not contain harmful substances at levels that can be dangerous to the human body.