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When we're doing the comparison between silk and cotton, it's actually not about which one is better than the other. Instead, it's about the differences between silk and fabric and tell which fabric meet our needs better according to their characteristics.


Here are the differences between the two kinds of products:

Silk Pillowcases / Silk Sheets
Cotton Pillowcases / Sheets
High Insulation: keeps you warm in winter but cool in summer. Average insulating properties
Good absorbency: remove skin perspiration and dries quickly. Good absorbency: get damp if there's too much moisture in the room or perspiration from your skin.
Natural protein fiber from silk warms. Natural threads processed from the cotton plant.
Luxury, expensive. Lower upfront cost.
Naturally hypoallergenic, resisting mold, mildew, dust mites and fungus. Not hypoallergenic. Frequent washing can help keep allergens.
Sold by Momme weight. Sold by thread count.
Soft and smooth to sleep on. High thread count versions can be quite comfortable to sleep on.
Super smoothness and luster. Soft to touch but not smooth.