Silk pillowcases are known as “Hollywood’s Top Beauty Secret”, renowned for keeping your skin healthy with less wrinkles, smoother hair that won’t break as you roll about in your sleep, hypoallergenic and temperature-regulating. So let’s take a closer look at why investing in a silk pillowcase, is an absolute must in our beauty and sleep routine.
Less Wrinkles On Your Face
Do you wake up with sleep wrinkles? Dermatologists can easily tell which side of our body we sleep on just from looking at us and as we age, these sleep wrinkles slowly develop into permanent lines. Silk causes less friction than other materials and minimises these ageing effects. When you wake up after sleeping on silk, you won’t have those “lines” across your face and your eyes will not be as puffy!
The smoothness of silk allows hair to glide across as you move in your sleep without the friction that usually causes hair breakage and the dreaded “bed head”. You will wake up with tangle-free hair and enjoy reduced hair loss in the long run.Even your hairdresser will notice the immediate difference after you sleep on a White & Green silk pillowcase.
Hypoallergenic and Temperature-Regulating
Silk proteins repel dust mites and other allergens, thereby reducing reactions such as asthma. Silk’s natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties have also been proven to help ease conditions such as eczema, sensitive skin post-chemotherapy, psoriasis and many more. Lastly, the material is naturally a poor conductor of heat, so it will keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer. Especially in these summer months, the silk will feel fresh and cool on your skin.
Peace Silk: the Ethical and Sustainable Alternative
Conventional production boils silkworms alive so that silk cocoons can be collected before the moths fly away damaging silk strands as they emerge. Approximately 3,000 silkworms are killed in the making of every pound of silk. A cruelty-free alternative is to choose peace silk, which White & Green uses. Peace silk means that the cocoons are harvested after the silkworms have emerged naturally and flown away as moths. If possible, you should also look for the Organic certification to ensure ethical and sustainable production for the environment and for all of the producers involved.
We tried a few different silk pillowcases over the years before creating our own, which is of course, our absolute favourite. It’s incredibly soft and luxurious feeling, but also reasonably priced and we recommend that you pair it with a silk eye mask too to help us sleep during these bright summer nights.
Shopping online is incredibly easy and delivery is fast! They also make great gifts and we across Europe or North America, so you can send gifts to your loved ones! The silk pillowcases are gifts with meaning and that will also last a lifetime.
In case you’re not familiar with us at White & Green, we're a mother and daughter team who create luxury quality organic cotton bed sheets. Sari, our Mum, is an interior designer who couldn’t find really good quality bedding that was also ethical and affordable, and not to mention easy to wash and iron. She found that even the most expensive brands didn’t necessarily translate to high quality and often they pilled after a few washes or were impossible to iron!
So, together as a family, we spent years researching the industry until we perfected our craft alongside their Organic and Fairtrade cotton farmers and factory in India and they launched their own range.
Our bed sheets are incredibly soft in a range of classic colours and designs which won’t go out of fashion, since they will last a long time! You can change your bedroom design over the years, and your White & Green bed linen will go with everything. Due to huge success over the years, we have proudly extended the range to bedspreads, throws, towels, mattress protectors and other home accessories, all with the same high quality, durability and ease of washing and care.
Welcome to our family!