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Understanding the quality of LilySilk products
LilySilk sells high-quality 100% mulberry silk products. 🌿
But how does this differ from silk items you may find at a high street retailer?
Introducing LilySilk’s patented Lilyáurea
LilySilk has distinguished itself in the silk industry with Lilyáurea, an original patented silk technology. 👩🔬
This unique process is built upon over 40 years of selective hybridisation, and involves breeding rare wild silkworms.
The end product of the Lilyáurea process is a silk that is pure, natural, and characterised by a golden yellow hue.
The distinctive colour is intrinsic to the silk and doesn’t require any secondary dyeing, a testament to the purity of the process. 💛
One of the key aspects of Lilyáurea is that it retains the surface sericin, a protein inherent in silk.
By keeping this component, LilySilk’s products are not only more environmentally friendly but also possess greater antibacterial properties.
These naturally occurring compounds enhance the already impressive properties of silk, making LilySilk’s Lilyáurea products a choice that combines innovation, luxury, and natural goodness.
What is mulberry silk?
Mulberry silk is considered the highest quality silk available for purchase. 🙌
It originates from the Bombyx mori silkworm, which is fed exclusively on the leaves of the mulberry tree.
This diet results in a silk that’s smoother, and more lustrous and durable than any other variety of silk.
The fibres of mulberry silk are long and uniform with a natural, pearl-like sheen that gives it a unique, luxurious appearance.
This type of silk is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies. 🤧
These characteristics are what make mulberry silk highly prized in the world of luxury bedding and beyond.
Understanding silk momme
Momme is a unit of measurement for the weight of silk, similar to cotton thread count, that runs on a scale from 6 to 30.
The heavier the silk, the higher the momme, and the more durable the material will be.
A silk product with a higher momme count will also feel softer and more luxurious.
LilySilk’s products are available in 19-momme mulberry silk, 22-momme silk, and even 25-momme silk.
OEKO-Tex and GOTS certifications
LilySilk is committed to a high standard of production.
All LilySilk products carry the OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certification, which means all items have been verified to be free from harmful chemicals. 🧪
Starting with their Fall 2023 Collection, a selection of LilySilk products are now also GOTS-certified.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is the gold standard for organic silk certification, ensuring that the entire supply chain from silk production to the final product meets stringent criteria. 🤓
Is LilySilk ethical?
Navigating the ethical aspects of any brand can be a complex task, and LilySilk is no different.
When it comes to animal welfare, LilySilk sources its silk from silkworms that feed on mulberry leaves, a process that naturally occurs in the lifecycle of the silkworm. 🐛
However, it’s worth noting that silk production, in general, can be a point of contention for vegans, as the process involves the boiling of silkworm cocoons.
The very nature of silk production doesn’t align with vegan principles, something potential customers with strong vegan values might want to consider.
When we shift the conversation to product quality, LilySilk shows a commitment to high standards by offering a product that is designed to last, with a zero-waste approach to reduce the overall impact on the environment. 🌿
Who are LilySilk bedding products not suitable for?
While silk can be a wise choice for many, it may not be the best fit for everyone.
So let’s consider who LilySilk bedding products may not be suitable for.
Silk bedding is generally more expensive than other types of bedding. 🤑
The premium pricing of LilySilk bedding may be a deterrent for budget-conscious shoppers.
The cost reflects the quality and craftsmanship of LilySilk, but it might not fit all budgets.
Given the nature of silk production, LilySilk products may not align with vegan principles.
The process, even when done ethically, involves silkworms and may not be suitable for those following a strict vegan lifestyle.
Silk bedding requires a certain level of care to maintain its quality and longevity. 💦
Those seeking low-maintenance bedding solutions might find this extra level of care too time-consuming.
Silk is a sensitive material and can be damaged by prolonged exposure to the sun. ☀️
LilySilk’s Lilyáurea is even more sensitive, and the products need to be kept out of direct sunlight.
For those who love basking their bedding in direct sunlight, silk might not be the best choice.
Silk is a very delicate fabric and can quickly be damaged by pet claws. 🐈
Pet owners who allow their furry friends on the bed might want to consider more robust materials like the 100% cotton in DreamCloud bedding.
What else does LilySilk UK sell?
In addition to the luxurious bedding items, Lily Silk UK also offers a range of other products, including a wide selection of women’s clothing.
Some of these include:
- LilySilk sleepwear, including pyjamas, nightdresses, and robes
- LilySilk accessories, including scrunchies, sleep masks, and sleep caps
- LilySilk clothing, including dresses, sweaters, blazers, camisoles, silk shirts, and silk blouses
Silk products have the benefit of being soft, breathable, and comfortable. 🤗
Some of our favourite LilySilk sleep accessories:
What do LilySilk silk bedding UK products cost?
The price of LilySilk products can vary considerably depending on the specific item and its size.
As a premium brand specialising in high-quality silk, the cost is reflective of the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that goes into each item.
You’ll find LilySilk bedding options ranging all the way from £ up to £££££, depending on the item and size.
LilySilk UK delivery conditions
LilySilk offers standard shipping across the UK, typically with a swift turnaround between 6 - 8 business days. 🚛
Most items qualify for free delivery, but there is a minimum order value in place.
Once shipped, you’ll receive an e-mail with your order number and tracking information.
Since LilySilk ships directly from China, you may, in some instances, incur additional customs or import duty costs.
If you do incur any extra charge, you can contact the LilySilk support team at email@example.com with a copy of the customs duties receipt, and they will issue you a refund of that amount within 3 - 5 working days.
LilySilk also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee with an easy returns process.
If you’re not satisfied with your purchase or want to exchange it for another size, colour, or style, you can return the item within 30 days of purchase.
However, this is not a trial period.
Returned items must be unworn, unwashed, undamaged, and with all original tags still attached.
Returns also cannot be processed on clearance items, underwear, customised items, monogrammed items, and face masks.
That said, some LilySilk items - like the silk pillowcases - come with a 100-night trial period, where you can actually test the product and send it back if you're not satisifed.
LilySilk lists the return and trial details for each product on the respective product's sales page.
Contact LilySilk UK
Customer service: To contact LilySilk directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their live online chat, or complete their online contact form.
You can also call customer support in the USA on +1 909 861 1680 from 9:00 to 17:00 PST, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can call their Voicemail box +1 213 262 0948. There is no direct UK customer support line.
Registered office: LilySilk does not have a registered office in the United Kingdom.
LilySilk USA headquarters: LILYSILK Bedding Inc., 556 N. Diamond Bar BLVD. STE207, Diamond Bar, CA, 91765, USA
LilySilk Hong Kong headquarters: LILYSILK, HongKong FuJinAn Trading Co.,Limited UNIT 2508A, 25/F Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt RD Central HK