Sales of silk pillowcases are up 533% at John Lewis

2020 was a year where we invested in our homes more than ever. Spending more time inside has seen a rise in the number of us re-decorating and investing in cosy, cool homeware to make our spaces more enjoyable to be in. And one way we can shake things up is through new bedding. If you’re on the lookout for some new sheets, why not consider some decadent silk pillowcases to add a touch of luxury to your nightly routine? 

Silk pillowcases have become so popular in the past year that sales are up 533% at John Lewis, showing that more than ever, we are investing in our homes as well as our hair and skin. Because silk pillowcases actually have a long list of benefits for our appearance, including being anti-ageing and frizz-repelling properties. 

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Silk is thought to create far less friction than traditional cotton pillowcases, meaning good things for both hair and skin. Hair is kept smooth, with less frizz and breakage, while we experience less creasing on the skin, and therefore potentially less wrinkles in the future. Add the fact that silk can keep you cooler at night through temperature regulation, and you may just be convinced to pick one up. If you are, here are our top buys.

The best silk pillowcases for every budget:

19 Momme Housewife Envelope Silk Pillowcase, £31, LilySilk

This uses 100% Grade 6A 19 Momme pure Mulberry silk, has a 400 thread count, and comes in a huge range of lovely colours.

Silk Pillowcase, £85, Slip

The classic bestseller, this may be on the pricey side, but it’s totally worth it. Slip’s pillowcase is super soft, and comes in lots of shades and designs. 

Audley Silk Oxford Pillowcase With Border – Single, £50, The White Company

There’s nothing quite like bedding from The White Company. This simple white design has five star reviews. 

Snuggy Pillowcase – 100% Mulberry Silk, £33.99 (was £39.99), Snuggly

Snuggly’s affordable silk pillowcase claims to have 43% less friction than cotton and be more delicate on skin by 47%. 

Holistic Silk Rejuvenating Anti-Ageing Silk Pillowcase, £80, LookFantastic

This pillowcase is made from gorgeous satin silk, and the brand is committed to fair trade and ethical production.

John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection Silk Standard Pillowcase, Ivory, £45, John Lewis

Trust John Lewis to come through with the silky goods; these come in lots of shades, but are super popular so often sold out. The ivory and white hues are currently in stock.