We've asked some folks about their experiences with silk comforters - here's what they had to say:
'What a joy it is to snuggle up under my silk comforter on a cool autumn evening! I once read some marketing blurb about how sleeping under silk is like being 'wrapped in a cloud'. At first I thought, 'Yeah, right!', but to be perfectly honest, that's a lot what it feels like. The silk is really, really light, and it does actually naturally wrap around your body. Down can't do that! I even bought an extra silk throw for my reading chair - I'm hooked!' -Sherry, Seattle, WA
'When my wife, who comes from a Chinese-American family, and I got married, one of the wedding presents we received was a silk comforter. My wife was thrilled, but initially I was clueless - what was all the fuss was about? Having lived my life sleeping under cotton and polyester comforters, I figured a comforter was a comforter. We've been married for seven years now, and we're still using the same comforter because nothing else compares, and the comforter is still in exceptional condition (with virtually no work on our parts). It has really spoiled us - now when we travel and sleep in hotels, I find the heavy, stiff blankets and bedspreads they use so uncomfortable, it's difficult to get a good night's rest! I can't wait until silk comforters become the de-facto standard in high-end hotels.' -Chris, La Jolla, CA
'Living in Maine, we really need to watch our heating bill. When we first moved here from South Carolina, we tried using down comforters, but my husband started having problems with them. Our neighbor recommended silk, which I had never heard of. It was not only a lifesaver, but also meant we could continue to turn back the thermostat at night. Now I'm telling my friends and neighbors about it - so glad you've put up the website.' -Barbara, Ellsworth, ME
'I've become a silk comforter convert. I know a lot of people think they're expensive, but in the long run, they actually save money because they last so long and also because of heating bill savings. I've had mine for 5 years and it shows no sign of wear. Instead of buying a cheap comforter that won't keep you warm, forcing you to spend money on heating your home, why not buy quality (that's what my Mom always said). Also, washing those cheap comforters is such a hassle, and really shortens their lifespan. I really like the simplicity of a duvet cover - saves me trips to the laundromat (for the oversized washers).' -Heather, Charlotte, NC
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