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A couple of years ago, we were walking at a local beach in Seattle when Noodle accosted a doodle puppy. The owner and I got to chatting, while the two dogs romped (aka Noodle jumped Marty for at least 20 minutes). After parting ways, she found me on Instagram and we’ve been in touch ever since. Around that time, the pup’s owner, LiLi Tan, launched Kailu, a brand combining old-world textile techniques with modern design to make your sleeping experience even better. LiLi sent me one of the Heritage Silk duvets for me to try out and let me just say… it’s truly luxurious. We’ve used our raw silk duvet for over a year now and I’m pleased to finally share my full Kailu review with you today!
Kailu Heritage Silk Duvet Review + All About Raw Silk Duvets
All about Kailu
The overall mission of Kailu is simple: to encourage others to explore new ideas and experiences while enjoying meaningful goods that are beneficial to themselves and others. Each piece is handmade in villages along the Yangtze River Delta. Traditionally, the local artisans in this area made textiles for emperors — and now they apply that beautiful textile heritage and knowledge to luxury handmade bedding. In fact, each of Kailu’s raw silk duvets is made in a family-owned workshop.
Each step of the way, the duvets are given special, local attention. For example, the Yangtze River is rich in limestone, which is used to wash and process each silk cocoon by hand. And the silk cocoons are treated extra special: local farmers literally hand-feed the cán bao bao (“silk babies” in Mandarin) organic mullberry leaves. From there, the raw silk is hand stretched into the soft and fluffy fill for the duvets. The result is a sumptuous, cozy blanket that has loads of wellness benefits, too.
The duvet itself is made with hand stretched layers of fluffy raw silk inside of a 100% cotton fabric casing. The layers are hand stitched into place to prevent shifting, too.
The benefits of raw silk
I didn’t realize the wellness benefits of sleeping under raw silk until I learned more about Kailu. To start, raw silk is naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mites and microbes, and helps to regulate temperature. Plus, it’s breathable, too! If you’re a warm sleeper like Sean, I definitely recommend this duvet. The duvet is also nice and fluffy, which is something I always love about a traditional feather down insert.
Dual Core vs. Single Core
Ok, this is the absolute most genius feature of the Heritage Silk duvet: if you opt for the dual core, you basically get 2 comforters! The duvet is all-season and designed to be flexible based on your needs. Basically, you can choose a dual core and customize from there. Each one is like a blanket and then you can stack the two together for colder weather. We used it all winter long in the cabin (especially when we didn’t have power!) and it was so perfect. I love having the flexibility — especially now that we live in an area with more drastic seasonal shifts.
Why I recommend investing in a Kailu Heritage Silk Duvet
I’m someone who is extremely picky about their bedding… to the point where I actually use linen sheets on our van’s bed when we go camping. So you can imagine how much importance I put on a good duvet insert… and I can say with confidence that the Heritage Silk duvet is the best that money can buy.
I will say, it’s absolutely an investment. But when you think about how important a good night’s sleep is… well, that is reason enough in my book. Because the duvet we got is queen sized, we can’t use it on our new king size bed and I literally miss it! Our guests are veryyyy lucky.
One other thing to keep in mind is that you absolutely need to use a duvet cover with Kailu’s duvets in order to protect the layers. (Luckily, each set comes with a duvet cover. But you can also use a colorful or patterned cover like we do!) This also helps to keep it clean.
Have you tried a Kailu duvet? I’d love to know your thoughts about my Kailu review + if you have any questions I can answer, leave a comment and let me know!