HETTI. FAVORITE MATERIALS: OUR SILK
Yay, we're in the middle of summer! This is the time for long nights out, socializing – and light fabrics.
Because just like we keep our wardrobe of warming and insulating fabrics like wool have switched to lighter and more breathable clothing such as linen, we are now also turning to airier textiles on sofas and beds. My clear summer favourite: Silk!
SILK COOLS YOU DOWN
The idea of falling into a pleasantly cool pillow after a long, warm day sounds at least as tempting to me as a refreshing shower. If the silk touches the skin, it doesn't warm it up, but has a calming effect and dissipates the body temperature - we relax and literally cool down. I would like to introduce you to why you should not only decide on dresses made of silk and what advantages they bring - even beyond the warm season:
THE SPECIAL HONAN SILK
For my pillows at HETTI. I particularly like to use Honan silk, which owes its name to its origin in the Honan province in China. Honan silk is a wild silk and is only harvested once the moth has completed its natural eclosion process. This is complete when the moth has left the cocoon and broken open for it. These small damages in the cocoon, which is dissolved and processed into the silk thread, are also reflected in the finished fabric - each honan silk is unique with small irregularities and thickening in the places that repair the breakage.
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SILK DOES NOT LIKE MACHINE WASHING
Honan silk is woven in a so-called taffeta weave, in which a very dense weave is created, similar to a canvas with several struts, which makes it stiffer and harder than mulberry silk. Nevertheless: the noble silk needs to be treated with particular care - the delicate fabric does not tolerate machine washing and may only be dry-cleaned, otherwise the fine fabric will be destroyed. However, I have also found that small stains can be easily rubbed out with a damp cloth. So don't be overly cautious with this great, versatile material. :)
SILK MATCHES EVERYTHING
As sensitive as silk is to care for, it is just as wonderful to combine - silk is particularly recommended as an elegant contrast to firm and dense fabrics such as linen . In addition, you can turn your pillow as you wish - if you want more structure and warmth, the linen or wool side of the pillowcase comes to the front, for cooling moments you reach for silk.
Convinced? I have put together my personal favorites for you here - just bring your summer highlight home, for cozy comfort even on the hottest days of the year.
And as an accessory, the silk also decorates as a noble companion. Here in our small zipper pouches, which are not only a cosmetic bag but also a glamorous eye-catcher when tucked casually under the arm as a clutch.