Silk Pillowcase


When hair loss starts to take hold, the skin can become tender to the touch. Cotton pillowcases can prove an aggressive attacker to a sensitive scalp. A silk satin pillowcase does not drag on the hair and allows for a more restful night’s sleep. There are many  benefits they are also believed to help reduce lines and wrinkles, as well as help prevent bed hair. They also have hypoallergenic properties which are also believed to ease conditions such as eczema and asthma. Each pillowcase is hand made by me. 

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Pillowcases - Silk is currently thought to be first documented pillow covering, as far back as 4900 BC. According to legend, the Chinese princess Hsi Ling Shih discovered it by accidentally dropping a cocoon in her cup of tea, when she took it out the thread unravelled into a single strand and silk was discovered. The Chinese protected the secrets of its production for thousands of years. It had a major impact on Chinese foreign trade for thousands of years. Its production in India can be dated back to around 2450 BC. It was even more valuable than gold at one time. Its production eventually found its way to Europe through trade around 550 BC. It was believed that monks working for the emperor Justinian I smuggled the worm eggs to Constantinople in hollow canes from China.

It is still a highly valued commodity; its natural and hypoallergenic properties have been well documented, making it the perfect choice for pillowcases. It allows your head to glide over the surface without pulling at your hair. Its natural breathable qualities don’t draw moisture from your hair and skin, and it is also believed to help reduce lines and wrinkles. Its hypoallergenic qualities are believed to help ease side effects of eczema and asthma.