Making Sleep More Luxurious


Darshana Ubl created the brand MayfairSilk along with Marcus Ubl. Now the successful business owner talks to Abode2 about how she supplies a luxurious sleeping experience globally.

  • Why are you so passionate about the use of silk in bedding?

Silk has so any benefits over other materials. Cotton absorbs 27 times its weight in water. An excellent choice for bath towels, but in your bed linen it’s drawing the moisture out of your face, skin and hair while you sleep, including those expensive serums and lotions you might be applying before bed. This leaves your skin and hair looking dull and dehydrated.

Silk on the other hand, absorbs 0.3 times its weight in moisture, whilst offering excellent wicking properties should you overheat and sweat. Silk retains your skin and hair’s natural moisture levels, enhancing its glow and lustre. This is one of the reasons MayfairSilk is recommend by leading dermatologists and skin care specialists in Harley Street.

Silk also has a dreamily soft to touch. Pure silk is much softer and smoother than cotton, as a single strand of silk fibre can be over a mile long before being woven. The ultimate luxury.

  • How important do you feel sleep is within a healthy lifestyle routine and how does your range help with this?

We spend a third of our life sleeping and yet many people ignore the very fact that their bed linen could be the reason of their discomfort. Pure silk is hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, which is fabulous for allergy sufferers.  Dust mites are the leading cause of household allergies and silk as a fabric unlike cotton is unhospitable to them. 100% pure silk is also temperature regulating and keeps you comfortable as it does not absorb excess moisture from your skin.

  • Silk has a lower impact on the environment than other fibres. How important was this in your material choice?

Very important. Silk has so many eco benefits including its lower carbon impact, increased lifespan and has less impact on land, water and air It’s also free from pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, formaldehyde, bleaches and numerous other toxic chemicals that are used in the production of cotton and other textiles. These chemicals not only pollute our environment, but residues often remain on the fabrics themselves causing skin sensitivities and polluting our local water supplies when we wash our new clothes. It is estimated to make 1 pound of cotton uses 1/3 pound of pesticide.  In December, on our website blog, we published all the ecological benefits of silk.

  • What is the one product in your rage you could not live without and why?

Hmm, hard to choose one, but if I can go with two it is my sleep essentials are the MayfairSilk Pillowcase and eye mask. I’m a night owl and stay up late – whether it’s work or play. So, it is increasingly important for me to sleep in a little in the day – especially on weekends. The MayfairSilk eye mask has a unique design to keep light out and its stretchable velvet bands make it super comfortable to leave on all night. As for the pillowcase, it helps me avoid sleep creases and I wake up with radiant skin and soft shiny hair.

  • What are your plans for the brand for the future?

We are grateful that our products have found their popularity in the local UK market, and we are excited for what the future holds for us. Our current plans include coming up with some more collections in print and growing our brand presence internationally.


For more information visit: MayfairSilk.com

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