Handmade vs Machine Comforters
Generally speaking, handmade silk floss filling is superior to machine-made fillings because:
Due to the delicate nature of silk fibers, high-end silk floss is usually treated by experienced silk workers who know how to preserve the long stranded fibers, as machines are capable of breaking the fibers with ease should the process go wrong at any point. Thus, a handmade comforter usually implies the quality of the silk used is higher so the manufacturer is willing to spend more to hire experienced workers in order to minimize the risks of damaging the silk in the process of manufacturing.
- Human Touch:
Even if the manufacturing process is carried out exactly as instructed, machines simply lack the subtlety of human hands. There is nothing that knows better about human comfort than humans themselves, and for something you sleep with every night, comfort is most certainly the first and foremost point of concern.
- Filled using long fiber Mulberry silk, layered in a grid pattern.
- Tacked, not boxed stitched. Tacking the silk down eliminates cold spots and the damage box stitching causes to the silk fiber.
- Less airborne fibers because only long fiber silk is used.
- No lumps caused by silk filling clumping up.
- Silk fiber stuffed, not layered into a casing.
- Box stitched. Box stitching damages the silk fiber and creates cold spots throughout the comforter, undermining a silk comforter's heat regulating ability.
- Short fiber silk or a silk mix is used instead of long fibre silk. Short fibet silk shards can become airborne and cause irritations to allergy sufferers. Short fiber fillings are also less effective at heat insulation and regulation.