What is the best filling for a pillow?

Choosing between a down-filled pillow, a down alternative pillow, and a Mulberry Silk-filled pillow depends on various factors, including personal preferences and comfort needs. Here's a comparison of the three options:

Silk-Filled Pillow:

  1. Natural and Hypoallergenic: Silk-filled pillows are filled with natural silk fibers and are hypoallergenic, making them suitable for allergy sufferers.

  2. Temperature Regulation: Silk has natural temperature-regulating properties, helping to keep you cool in warmer temperatures.

  3. Smooth and Soft: Silk provides a smooth and soft feel, offering a luxurious touch against the skin.

  4. Moisture Wicking: Silk has moisture-wicking properties, helping to keep you dry and comfortable.

  5. Anti-Microbial: Silk has natural antimicrobial properties, contributing to a cleaner sleeping environment.

Down-Filled Pillow:

  1. Natural Material: Down pillows are filled with the soft undercoating of duck or goose feathers, providing a natural and luxurious feel.

  2. Softness and Comfort: Down pillows are known for their softness, loft, and ability to conform to the shape of your head and neck for optimal comfort.

  3. Insulation: Down provides excellent insulation, keeping you warm in colder temperatures.

  4. Longevity: High-quality down pillows, with proper care, can have a longer lifespan compared to some synthetic alternatives.

Down Alternative Pillow:

  1. Hypoallergenic: Down alternative pillows are a good choice for individuals with allergies, as they are hypoallergenic and do not contain animal products.

  2. Affordability: Down alternative pillows are generally more budget-friendly than genuine down pillows, making them a cost-effective option.

  3. Machine Washable: Down alternative pillows are machine washable, offering easier maintenance compared to some down pillows that may require special care.


  • Personal Preferences: Consider your personal preferences for the feel, loft, and temperature regulation of the pillow.

  • Budget: Down alternative pillows are often more budget-friendly, while genuine down and silk-filled pillows are the more luxurious options.

  • Allergies: If you have allergies, both down alternative and silk-filled pillows are hypoallergenic alternatives to genuine down.

Ultimately, the choice between down-filled, down alternative, or silk-filled pillows depends on your individual needs and preferences for comfort, support, and specific features. 

At OCOCHI, we offer all options, because everyone sleeps differently :)