Australians love cotton and bamboo sheets but silk is there if you know where to look. More common than an entire sheet set is the silk pillowcase such as the Heritage mulberry silk pillowcase available at Myer.
Anacaz gave it a 5 star review, "My hair looks less frizzy after I started sleeping with this silk pillow case."
Silk pillowcases are said to reduce hair static and limit pillow creasing on the face. If you find silk too expensive you might prefer sateen which is a synthetic material with similar properties to silk.
Made by Sheridan and available in 6 colours including white, silver, black, pink and grey, the Lanham silk pillowcase (above) is available direct from sheridan.com.au but you can also pick them up at Myer.
Made from 100% Mulberry silk and machine washable (on a delicate setting) this tailored pillowcase retails for just under $100 but Sheridan regularly do 30% offers which means you'll get it for a bargain at $69.95.
Pamela S gave it a 5 star review, "Love my silk pillowcase silky smooth on the face & hair it’s a delight to sleep with."
#3 Silk Only
If you're looking to make a statement in the bedroom this silkonly.com.au silk sheet set in 22 momme is for you. Uber-luxe and fit for a queen, this 4pc silk and quilt cover set comes at a royal price but is worth it
Made from 100% mulberry it's machine washable at 30º, can handle being tumble dried on low, and you can even put a low iron over it.
Each set contains
- 1 silk flat bottom sheet
- 1 silk quilt cover
- 2 silk pillowcases
RRP $1599 - $1649
#2 Silk Magnolia
According to silkmagnolia.com.au silk is "hypoallergenic … resistant to dust mites and mildew … and great for allergy sufferers."
Apparently, it also contains 18 amino acids "which soothe irritated skin and increase circulation."
"Unlike cotton or other fabrics, silk does not absorb moisture from your skin or hair and helps to prevent wrinkles and creases by gliding over your skin instead of dragging and damaging delicate facial skin."
If you're looking for a refreshing night's sleep and want to ward off allergies, then a Silk Magnolia sheet or quilt set might be for you. They even have a pure silk fitted cot sheet.
RRP from $379.95
Global brand Lilysilk are masters of silkwear and sell everything from shirts and wedding outfits to lingerie and pyjamas.
Their sheets and doona sets are nothing short of magnificent. Available in 19, 22 and 25 momme (momme is the weight of silk per 100 yard ream). You can think of a momme a bit like cotton count – higher is better. And is therefore the most expensive.
Lilysilk has the largest range of sizes and styles of silk bedding and comes in an array of colours such as coffee, claret, black, white and pink.
RRP from $199
Jessi D gave them 5 stars, "I bought these sheets in both Queen and Full sizes, both fit perfectly. I love the material. It is cool in the summer and snuggle worthy in the winter. I washed them as they came out of the package to clean them and to ensure they would not shrink, and they didn't shrink, and washed and dried easily."