HELLO AND WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND NATURE
As we head into a new year and new products it is high time we introduced you to our new supplier of Silk Quilts….. New Zealand Nature.
In our journey to find a supplier that had the same ethos as we do and the quality we are after when it comes to silk quilts we hunted high and low!
New Zealand nature is a certified CarboNZero company and uses organic casing in its range of silk duvets (quilts).
Sizes are standard Australian sizing from single through to Super King and on offer is a light summer weight, medium winter weight and the ability to purchase a combo set which includes a summer and winter silk quilt that can be joined together.
We still have our All Year weight in sizes Super King and Double but for all other sizes we recommend you use the Quilts-NZ nature tab: http://www.ecosleepaustralia.com.au/quilts---nznature.html
The benefits of using silk quilts are as follows:
About Silk Bedding
Silk is a natural insulator
Depending on the temperature, silk either draws heat away from the body or traps in the warmth. In the winter the large fibres reduce heat loss from the body, but in the summer the silk fleece sheds surplus heat by wicking away moisture from your body, keeping you cool and comfortable.
This also means that one duvet will satisfy 2 sleepers with different needs of warmth.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic:
It is resistant to dust and house mites, mildew, mould and rot that attacks other fibres. Sufferers of asthma, blocked sinuses or other hay fever symptoms can find relief in silk bedding as well as those with allergies to down or synthetic material.
Silk is composed of 18 amino acids
The same amino acids that are found in our own bodies. Medical studies show that this can help blood circulation and the digestion system during sleep. It also helps to reduce the discomfort of itchy skin and aids in preventing vascular sclerosis.
Silk comforters are also suited to children
Their lightweight nature and breathable qualities ensure a regulated even sleep temperature.
Silk duvets provide the same warmth as down comforters.
They are comfortable all year round due to their insulating properties.
Our silk duvets (comforters) are manufactured in China under strict quality control, ensuring that the Grade A mulberry silk filling is of the finest quality. The silk threads are teased out to the size of the duvet and layered multiple times to create a thick floss. Detailed stitching ensures the silk filling is held well in place, eliminating any cold spots, and it will remain like this for its entire lifetime.
Feel the difference yourself! Once you have experienced our silk duvets, you will not want to sleep under any other cover again.
Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the benefits of sleeping under a light and luxurious silk quilt in 2014.
So you think you know how to make the bed? Do you do hospital corners and tucked in sides? Or do you have neat tight corners and loose sides?
How about tight sides and loose ends? Or how about you are now lost in a world of confusion!
Bed making used to be an art. Beautifully executed hospital corners ( This was a fold the sheet, tuck it under, and appears a bit like an envelope on the bottom corners of the bed and never came untucked) and tight as a pin sheets that you could bounce a coin of (Army terminology here) like Grandma did.
Then came the amazing idea of feather/down or goose quilts that replaced blankets and people started to loosen up a bit about the tight sheets and wanted a bit more slack when they climbed into bed and slept under the soft layer of feathers as opposed to the heavier blanket.
Finally in this day and age 50% of us sleep with a fitted bottom sheet, loose top sheet, and a quilt in a duvet/quilt cover. The other half ditches the loose top sheet and sleep just under the duvet/quilt cover. We dress our beds with lots of pillows and shams. We place beautiful hand made quilts on top for decoration and you know what...We rarely show these rooms to anyone as they are our sanctuary. When was the last time you invited someone into your bedroom?? (To look at the bed folks!)
So how did YOU make the bed today? Did you tuck in corners or leave sheets loose?
Do you have a special way that only you know how to do that your partner knows they cannot duplicate?
I love chatting to people who tell me all sorts of things about how they make a bed, the way they sleep or style their bedrooms and I look back to my time growing up and what I learnt and it made me remember, I think I forgot to teach my children how to execute a hospital corner sheet tuck!
Maybe that’s why our children don’t like to make a bed… We forgot to show them!
Happy bed making everyone :) I have added a How to make hospital co
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