Nick, a senior engineer and Alex, a product designer, wanted to create a pillowcase that would prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria and make it so you didn’t have to wash your pillowcase as frequently.
During the design process, they discovered that natural silver has the properties to help with fighting bacteria growth.
Here is a quick explanation of what the silver does to the bacteria.
After this discovery, they set about designing a pillowcase that would have these bacteria fighting properties, but they also wanted it to look good. First things first, they had to find a way of incorporating the silver into the design.
They ended up using pure natural silver coated fibers (see below pic) and ultra-soft Supima cotton.
These are the silver-coated fibers.
The silver-coated fibers are then woven into the fabric.
The Supima cotton they use is grown in the US and is among the safest and most durable cottons in the world.
Here’s a close-up look at the woven silver fibers.
The fabric used to create the pillowcase is super soft.
And the end result is Silvon, a pillowcase that’s minimalist in style, but high on anti-bacterial properties.
To learn more about the pillowcases, watch the video below or visit their Kickstarter campaign – here.