One of the things that I abhor is spending money on some cloud like very lightweight comforter only to have it weighed down by a heavy weight duvet cover. The best way to avoid this is to have a silk duvet cover and shams which is surprisingly affordable. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and a silk duvet cover is unbelievably light weight. Moreover, I confess that resting one’s head on a silk covered pillow is one of life’s little pleasures. I have owned these silk duvet covers for 4 years, and flouted the manufacturer’s instructions by washing the duvet cover which comes out from my fancy front loading washer with no wrinkles, but it does not have any sheen unless I was to take my iron out of mothballs. Affordable silk sounds like a contradiction, but I think these silk duvet covers are a low priced luxury.