Night after night you sleep on the same pillowcase without thinking about how much bacteria is building up. And, even though you probably wash your favorite T-shirt after every wear, chances are you don’t wash your sheets every day—or even every week. Lucky for you, there’s a new line of bacteria-resistant bedding that doesn’t need to be washed as often as standard sheets do (our editors recommend weekly washes).
The Silvon bedding collection, a Kickstarter project that launched on May 16 and already has more than $450,000 pledged towards a $20,000 funding goal, is made from a natural and eco-friendly technology that uses pure silver to prevent bacterial growth. The silver threads, which are woven directly into the supremely soft cotton, promise to eliminate 99.9 percent of all bacteria that settles on sheets. (Still, Silvon suggests washing the sheets every 10-14 days to eradicate any dust build-up.)
Although it may sound a little strange to be sleeping on a pillowcase made of silver threads, the Brooklyn-based company guarantees that comfort hasn’t been sacrificed. The 300-thread count sheets and pillowcases are made from California-grown Supima cotton—some of the softest and most durable cotton in the world. As for style, the bedding comes in both white and gray.
To snag one of the Silvon products during the first shipments in July and August, pledge to the Kickstarter campaign by Thursday, June 16. Pledge amounts start at $35, but those who pledge $50 will receive a duo of standard size pillowcases. And, in the meantime, here’s the best way to care for your sheets on a regular basis.