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What makes silk different than others?

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What makes silk different than others? - Luala Silk


Fibroin Protein:Silk fibroin protein is composed of both non-essential and essential amino acids, with a particular concentration of alanine and glycine present, and these amino acids are then reabsorbed by the surrounding cells for new tissue regeneration.

Sericin Protein:Sericin is composed of 18 different amino acids, of which 32% is serine. Sericin is a biomolecule of great value as it has antibacterial, UV resistant, oxidative resistant and moisturizing properties. Sericin has been used in medicine and cosmetics. Due to its elasticity and tensile strength, along with a natural affinity for keratin, sericin is primarily used in medicine for wound suturing. When used in cosmetics, sericin has been found to improve skin elasticity and several anti-aging factors, including an anti-wrinkle property.


Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers, up to 1,300 metre in length, which gives it great strength. This makes it possible to weave very light fabrics, as even fine silk yarns are strong. Wool, cotton and linen yarns are made of short lengths of fibre which are overlapped at the ends and therefore not so strong.
Silk is smooth and soft. In contrast to wool, silk is extruded on demand and has no cellular structure. This makes silk very smooth and sensuous to the touch. Under the microscope, you can see that wool is covered in scales like tiles on a roof, while linen appears to have joints similar to the nodes on a bamboo. Wool, cotton and linen are all growing fibres and they all have a cellular structure.


Goose down and Mulberry silk both are natural luxurious material duvet fillers in the duvet market. Each one is unique in how it feels and performs.

Silk vs. Down | Mulberry silk vs. Goose Down



Silkworms had to spin a shell that would defend against common predators and pests. The sticky protein sericin, one of two found in the production of silk, naturally repels allergy-inducing pests. The proteins that make silk strong are also naturally resistant to the growth of fungi like moulds and mildew.

Down feathers tend to become more allergenic as they are not as breathable as silk, It’s easy to become contaminated with moulds and dust mites. True feather allergies are rare, with most issues caused by dust mites.

Breathable & Temperature Regulating

Mulberry silk duvet filled with layered long silk, it creates an intricate grid design and is not sewn into various support compartments as many other materials. The silk is a breathable natural fiber and has excellent heat-regulating properties. The fiber warms you on cold nights and cools you down when it gets hot. It is especially pleasant for those family who sleeps at different temperatures, one is hot, one is cold. Also, people who suffer from night sweats or hot flushes.

Goose down duvet trap all heat emanated by your body inside because air pockets formed by down feathers inside the duvet are stationary. If your room is moderately air-conditioned or heater, sleeping in a down duvet will cause you to sweat excessively after a certain period of time passes due to the temperature inside the duvet keeps going up.



Mulberry silk duvet is lightweight and very soft. It’s drape naturally over the contours of your body no matter how you move around. Your body will be well protected from the cold.

Goose down duvet is soft and lightweight, but still more rigid than mulberry silk duvet. It’s unable to drape over your body, it’s more like stay on top of you. Easy get space at your shoulder area when you turn around.



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