Vegan Silk vs Traditional Silk

Though widely renowned for its beauty boosting benefits, traditional silk cannot be considered eco-friendly or cruelty free. Silk is derived from the cocoons of silkworms, a harmful process that prevents the silkworm from evolving past the pupal stage. Silk has a more detrimental environmental impact than many synthetic fabrics, based on research by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Vegan silk is a sustainable, eco-conscious replacement for traditional silk. With the same sheen and luxe finish as silk made from silkworms, vegan silk is spun from the fibres of eucalyptus pulp, sustainably sourced from renewable forests.

  • Durability: Traditional silk tends to yellow with time, and shows moisture spots due to its high absorbency. Vegan silk is extremely durable, becoming softer and more beautiful with each wash.
  • Maintenance: Traditional silk requires silk-friendly detergent and gentle hand washing to prevent damage. Vegan silk is beautifully low maintenance and washing machine friendly.
  • Environmental impact: Traditional silk has a negative impact on the environment and involves concerns about animal rights. Vegan silk allows for the beauty boosting benefits of regular silk, without any harm to the earth. Learn more about vegan silk sustainability here. 

Benefits of Vegan Silk

Beauty Boosting

The antibacterial properties of eucalyptus prevents bacteria growth that can lead to breakouts. The smooth, luxe finish of touché vegan silk reduces creasing in the skin during sleep, helping to prevent the development of wrinkles over time.

Hypoallergenic

touché vegan silk bedding is naturally hypoallergenic and hygienic, as the fibres of the vegan silk pillowcases and sheets are resistant to build up of mould, bacteria and dust mites.

Gentle on Hair

The sleek, smooth finish of touché vegan silk pillowcases prevents friction as you move in your sleep, reducing frizz and tangles in hair. This gentle texture reduces pulling on the hair that can typically result in breakage, and promotes the natural shine of your hair without absorbing its moisture.

Breathable + Cool

touché vegan silk bedding is breathable and moisture-wicking, promoting airflow as you sleep. This built-in temperature regulation helps you stay cool through the night.

Vegan + Cruelty-Free

Rather than using silk fibres harmfully made from the cocoons of silkworms, touché vegan silk is spun from the fibres of eucalyptus pulp, sustainably sourced from renewable forests.

Machine Washable

Our eucalyptus-based vegan silk fabric is luxuriously soft, silky and long-lasting. touché vegan silk bedding is machine washable and durable, naturally maintaining its luxe sheen throughout washes, and becoming even softer over time.

Sustainable + Earth Friendly

touché vegan silk is crafted through a zero-waste, closed-loop process, without the use of harsh chemicals or solvents. This manufacturing process has a low environmental impact, requiring only a small amount of water in its production, and using materials sourced from renewable eucalyptus trees.