RAW SILK
HERITAGE

LEGEND HAS IT

Empress Lei Zu discovered silk while having her afternoon tea some five thousand years ago. A cocoon fell into her tea, the heat unraveled the silk, and she stretched the fine filament across her garden. She then asked for a grove of mulberry trees to create the finest mulberry silk — a closely guarded secret for thousands of years to follow. Eventually, the secret spread westward. And with the paving of the Silk Road came the exchange of ideas and cultures among traders and travelers.

To the Ancient Chinese, silk is nature’s highest luxury. To us at KAILU, it is a time-honored way to open the road to new lands and new ideas, and to connect people from around the world. 

ARTISANS FIRST

We work with passionate farmers who affectionately call their silkworms cán bao bao (“silk babies” in Mandarin); artisans who tirelessly hand-wash each cocoon; and families who continue to pass down the sericulture (silk farming) tradition to younger generations despite a shift toward synthetic materials.

Raw silk brings together generations of artisans to cultivate and create the most inspired and luxurious bedding — a heritage and passion they (and we) are proud to share with you.

WHY RAW SILK?

Cultivated with organic mulberry leaves, KAILU's extraordinary silk is the highest-grade long-strand mulberry silk available.

Cultivated with organic mulberry leaves, our extraordinary silk is the highest-grade long-strand mulberry silk available. 

Rather than reeling and weaving it into traditional fabrics, KAILU artisans leave silk in its natural state — raw and perfectly imperfect — then hand stretch it into luxurious layers.

Rather than reeling and weaving it into traditional fabrics, our artisans leave it in its natural state — raw and perfectly imperfect — then hand stretch it into luxurious layers.

Raw silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites and microbes, as well as being temperature regulating and supremely breathable.

Raw silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites and microbes, as well as being temperature regulating and supremely breathable. 

SHOP HANDMADE

Open Road Portable Throw Set comes with a throw in white with black piping, carrying pouch, and mulberry silk eye mask
Open Road Portable Throw Set comes with a throw in two tone (vintage 1950s Shanghai peony and bird print on vibrant emerald linen fabric on one side and white on the other side) with black piping, carrying pouch, and mulberry silk eye mask
Open Road Portable Throw Set
Open Road Portable Throw comes in a vintage 1950s Shanghai peony and bird print on vibrant emerald linen fabric
Open Road Portable Throw Set comes with a throw in white cotton sateen with black piping
Open Road Portable Throw Set comes with a throw in two tone (vintage 1950s Shanghai peony and bird print on vibrant emerald linen fabric on one side and white on the other side) with black piping

Open Road Portable Throw Set

Regular price $165.00
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Gift with Purchase: For a limited time, receive a mulberry silk eye mask with throw purchase.

Make stargazing, movie nights on the sofa, hotel stays, plane travel, and even working from home more luxurious with KAILU's three-piece set. The throw’s ultra-smooth feel and temperature-regulating features will keep you comfortable indoors and out, and the set’s compact shape and light weight make it easy to carry without taking up extra room in your luggage. 

Like our Heritage Duvet, our portable throw is filled with raw silk that is hand stretched into blanket-size layers. The set includes the raw silk throw and a removable, washable cover for ultimate versatility and so that you can comfortably use it anywhere with peace of mind. Make a statement by choosing from two cover designs: white with black piping detail, or two-tone — a vintage 1950s Shanghai peony-and-bird pattern printed on vibrant emerald linen on one side, and white on the other. The set also includes a linen drawstring carrying pouch designed for global explorers and homebodies alike. 

RAW SILK CORE

  • 100% long-strand mulberry silk fill
  • 100% cotton fabric casing
  • Allergy resistant / dust-mite repellent
  • Naturally temperature regulating 
  • Supremely breathable
  • Includes 4 ties to correspond with throw cover
  • Hidden zipper closure

THROW COVER

  • White: white fabric (100% cotton sateen) on both sides, with black piping
  • Two-tone: pattern fabric (85% linen, 15% cotton, prewashed to prevent color transfer) on one side, white fabric (100% cotton sateen) on second side, with black piping
  • Perfectly fitted to raw silk core to prevent gaping and bunching
  • Includes 4 ties to keep raw silk core in place
  • Hidden zipper closure

EYE MASK

  • 100% mulberry silk fill and fabric casing
  • Black fabric and elastic band

CARRYING POUCH

  • Casing: 85% linen, 15% cotton; prewashed
  • Lining: 100% poly taffeta

Proudly handmade in China. Designed in San Francisco.

    Throw and cover: 6 ft. x 4 ft.

    Carrying pouch: 18 in. x 10 in.

    Eye mask: 8.5 in. x 4 in. (limited time)

    Set when assembled: 16 in. x 9 in. x 6 in.

    Weight: 3.3 lbs.

    White cover: machine wash warm, tumble dry low

    Two-tone cover: machine wash cold separately, do not soak to prevent color transfer, tumble dry low

    Raw silk core: spot-clean, do not soak, sun freshen or dry-clean, do not machine wash

    Eye mask: hand-wash, lay flat to dry

    Carrying pouch: machine wash cold separately, lay flat to dry

    For more details, see full care instructions

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    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set
    Heritage Duvet Set

    Heritage Duvet Set

    Regular price $700.00
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    42 in stock

    KAILU's raw silk duvet is the product of old-world artisanal handcraft and modern design, resulting in a uniquely luxurious sleep experience. With an ultra-smooth feel and evenly pressured weight, our duvet is filled with fluffy raw silk that is hand stretched into blanket-size layers, stacked, and then hand stitched to prevent shifting and cold spots.

    This all-season duvet set has been thoughtfully designed for year-round comfort. It has a single or dual core, allowing you to purchase your ideal weight and easily customize your duvet for warmer or cooler months. Plus, every set comes with a washable duvet cover to ensure a long life. Experience thousands of years of heritage, all from your bed.

        RAW SILK CORE(S)
        • 100% long-strand mulberry silk fill
        • 100% cotton fabric casing
        • Allergy resistant / dust-mite free
        • Naturally temperature regulating 
        • Supremely breathable
        • Includes 8+ ties to correspond with duvet cover
        • Hidden zipper closure
        DUVET COVER
        • 100% cotton
        • Sateen fabric: classic 4 over 1 sateen weave using cotton yarn in both warp and weft, elegant drape, slight sheen
        • White fabric, with choice of white or black piping
        • Perfectly fitted to raw silk cores to prevent gaping and bunching
        • Includes 8+ ties to keep raw silk cores in place
        • Hidden zipper closure

        Proudly handmade in ChinaDesigned in San Francisco. 

        Queen: 86 in. x 86 in.
        King: 94 in. x 104 in.
        Emperor: 98 in. x 110 in.

        We recommend Emperor for a Cal-King bed, and Queen for a Full or Twin bed.

        To maximize the effectiveness of raw silk, our duvets have been designed to “float.” If you prefer a draped style or wish to tuck it under your mattress, we recommend choosing the next size up. 

          The KAILU Heritage Duvet features a single core or a dual core, allowing you to purchase your ideal weight and easily customize your duvet for warmer or cooler months. 

           

          SINGLE CORE DUVET

          A wonderful weight without the overheating, our single core duvets are ideal for warmer climates and for those who sleep on the warmer side.  

          Includes: 1 raw silk core + 1 duvet cover
          Total weight: 7 to 11 lb., depending on size
          Profile: Minimal

           

           

          DUAL CORE DUVET

          Our dual core duvets are easily customizable for all four seasons: Insert one raw silk core for summer and two for winter. 

          Includes: 2 raw silk cores + 1 duvet cover

          Total weight: 12 to 17 lb., depending on size

          Profile: Fluffy

          Duvet cover: machine wash warm, tumble dry low

          Raw silk core: spot-clean, do not soak, sun freshen or dry-clean, do not machine wash

          For more details, see full care instructions

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