Are Silk and Satin Pillow Cases Vegan?
Whether you've had your 'green juice' this morning or not, we have some interesting facts on where to shop if you prefer vegan materials on your body. We respect all diets whether it involves meat, cheese, or 20 kale smoothies a week. We're here to bring you the facts and according to the 'How to Wear Vegan' site by PETA which shares what to avoid if you're trying to stick to vegan materials including staying away from leather, of course, and silk which are made with animals. So what about silk and satin?
Silk pillow cases are not vegan because they are made by silk worms. To get technical, 'The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known type of silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture).' pic via
Satin pillow cases are made of polyester and therefore satin is vegan. However, the quality greatly varies based on the blend of the polyester. This is why so many satin pillow cases sold in stores and online are very light, ultra-shiny and often such a low grade satin; they actually feel irritating or like static against your skin and hair. You may also notice they slip off your pillow cases with can be especially irritating while you're trying to get some beauty sleep.
Savvy Sleepers (shown above in Nappuccino) are also vegan and 100% pure polyester satin made of the highest quality blend we hand-picked after testing hundreds of samples. To see what makes our ultra-smooth luxury satin pillow cases so different, click here.