… patented and protected upholstery art T.Silk is the first and most exclusive natural padding for patented padding in 100% natural silk, representing excellence in terms of thermophysiological comfort, in...
Because there are many differences and we need to look for them
Natural and synthetic paddings
It is certainly difficult to recognise them since it there are enormous differences in their composition. In the first two photographs:
- on the left, the padding made of pure natural T.Silk (100% natural silk fibre)
- on the right, silk padding (51% Silk and 49% Polyester (or other synthetic fibre))
In the second two photographs:
- on the left, natural silk fibre
- on the right, bi-component synthetic fibre
Many manufacturers, with the definition of Silk Padding or natural Silk padding, seek to include products that often only contain a small percentage of Silk inside, using the “SILK” brand, creating confusion in the consumer, omitting the ‘exact percentage of non-silk fibre in the padding, sometimes even omitting what type of fibre it is!!
Padding that, in addition to silk, also contains significant percentages of synthetic fibres, elements and substances, (partially or highly polluting), absolutely loses all those characteristics of naturalness, eco-sustainability, environmental protection, health and wellness of Silk fibre.
Polyester vs silk
A composite fibre of polypropylene and/or polyester with different melting points and/or with the application of cross-linked resins, inserted in the padding is subjected to processes that, using heat, melt the synthetic component in order to bind the various fibres. The subsequent passage to lower temperatures determines the crystallisation and the creation of a cohesive structure combined with an increase in volume.
Natural padding made of 100% silk is composed “ONLY” of two natural proteins Sericin and Fibroin, highly compatible fibrous proteins that help the proteins that make up our body = 100% NATURE. Setting aside the aspect of the absolute lack of breathability and thermoregulation of polyester and synthetic fibres with cross-linked resins, it is essential to know some data and the effects in terms of the release of possible harmful substances of the polyester fibres and of the resins that are applied:
- The initial monomers: 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (terephthalic acid) and 1,2-ethanediol (ethylene glycol);
- The use of huge amounts of water and contaminating lubricants;
- 2 kg of petroleum to obtain 1 kg of Pet;
- A polyester sweatshirt deposits up to 1,000,000 dangerous and polluting microfibres in cleaning water;
- Biodegradable in 450/600 years;
- In the face of variations in temperature, it deteriorates by spreading a carcinogenic toxin (DEHA);
- Can release antimony, a toxic metalloid;
- Can release PBDE, a powerful environmental pollutant;
- Contains phthalates that are dangerous for the endocrine system.
T.Silk is the only natural ecological padding made of pure natural silk (100% natural silk fibre). Patented on the basis of the project, T.Silk, created and consolidated in the certainty that silk and only silk is the natural fibre that provides a very high level of performance for padding, thermoregulation, thermal balance, breathability with complete sustainability, ecology, naturalness, and respect for the environment.
Check, ask for news, get information, and demand to know what we are really buying, especially regarding the real compositions of the product.
This is the only weapon available to be able to freely choose ecological and sustainable products, to obtain genuine quality that benefits our health, to buy products that contain authentic natural elements without other undeclared additions. Pure natural silk padding (100% natural silk fibre) and silk padding (51% silk and 49% polyester or other synthetic fibre).
They are absolutely not the same!
*The law in terms of labeling provides that:
- A product can be qualified as “100%” or “pure” (example: 100% Silk or Pure Silk) if it is entirely composed of the same fibre (there is a tolerance of 2% / 5% if justified)
- If a product is composed of 2 or more fibres, one of which is at least 85% of the total weight, (example: 85% silk 15% polyester), only the main fibre can be indicated, but with the correct percentage (e.g. 85% Silk)
- If a product is composed of 2 or more fibres none of which reaches 85% of the total weight (example: 55% silk 45% polyester) the fibre and percentage of at least 2 of the fibres present in the highest percentage must be indicated