Mulberry silk refers to the silk made from the cocoons of the larvae of mulberry silkworms reared in captivity. The entire production process has been carefully monitored. And the environment of the silkworm larvae is also strictly controlled.
These allow for the larvae to spin silk threads that are rounder, more excellent, smoother, lighter, and more uniformly colored than any other type of silk in the world. Mulberry silk fibers are also firm, easily beating steel fibers of the same diameter in strength and durability.
|Weaves of Pure Silk||Typical Momme (mm) Range|
|Gauze||3 to 5 momme|
|Organza||4 to 6 momme|
|Chiffon||6 to 8 momme|
|Crepe de Chine||12 to 16 momme|
|Charmeuse||12 to 30 momme (typically used in a silk pillowcase or sheets)|
|Raw silk||35 to 40 momme (this is very heavy silk with texture)|
Our 22 Momme silk pillowcase has a thread count of 600+ and 19 Momme silk pajama has a thread count of 400.
Normally, the higher the momme weight, the more durable the weave, the more luxurious the fabric is, the more suitable it is for heavy-duty use, and the longer the shelf-life. But the heavier the silk, the more opaque it becomes. This can vary even between the same kind of silk. Therefore, it does not mean that you must always buy silk products with higher momme weight. For instance, it would be too heavy to put on 25mm silk sleepwear for the night. In a word, it is a question of making proper choices according to your own needs. Generally, all silks can be washed and the heavier ones can be washed repeatedly.
Cotton can often be stronger than silk in some cases, as silk does require extra due care and special attention to ensure it retains its durable properties to make it last. But silk has a natural thermometer that helps cool you down in the hotter weather then amping up the insulation when the temperatures drop. To get that effect from cotton you have to add or remove layers.
Silk is the same on both sides, while the manufacturing process leaves satin with a dull flat back. Satin is shrunk or Stretch whenever we just wash in hot water. So be more careful when you just washed your satin fabric. You always checked and watched the washing instructions label which is coming on that fabric.
If you wish to repose in pure luxury, then silk is the way to go. Your hair, skin, and inner natural beauty will thank you for it.
|Genuine silk||Fake silk|
|Flames||Burning genuine silk produces a smell very similar to that of burning human hair. The flame is close to invisible when burning the edge of the real silk fabric. Very soon after the flame source is taken away from the fabric, the silk will self-extinguish.||The ash from burning is black, crispy and turns to powder easily when grinded.|
|Ashes||Most fake silk are in fact petroleum based polyester products. When burned, these materials tend to combust rapidly in intense flames, and give a smell of burning plastic.||The ash of fake silk tend to be sticky, twisted, and difficult to break apart.|
- Genuine quality silk: Burning genuine silk produces a smell very similar to that of burning human hair. The flame is close to invisible when burning the edge of the real silk fabric. Very soon after the flame source is taken away from the fabric, the silk will self-extinguish.
- Fake silk: Most fake silk are in fact petroleum based polyester products. When burned, these materials tend to combust rapidly in intense flames, and give a smell of burning plastic.
- Genuine silk: The ash from burning is black, crispy and turns to powder easily when grinded.
- Fake silk: The ash of fake silk tend to be sticky, twisted, and difficult to break apart.
Silk is a 100% natural fiber obtained from the cocoons of silkworms. The Cocoons are softened in water and filaments are unwound and woven together to create silk threads. It is lustrous, and smooth drapes well and is very strong.
According to science, silk is made of strings of amino acids with the same ph level as our skin, it is naturally hypo-allergic, natural mulberry silk containing sericin, a protein that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction and thus is beneficial for those who suffer sensitive skin and itchy skin, such as (rosacea and eczema).
Do you sometimes wake up with creases on your face? Rougher materials, like cotton, is a very absorbent fabric that draws moisture from your face and hair. Silk doesn't absorb moisture as much, and also reduces friction between your skin and the pillow.
The natural properties of silk, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction which often causes damage, such as split ends. Hence, you'll wake up with nourished, tangle-free hair instead of fragile hair!
No matter what kind of silk products, in order to maintain the luster and texture of silk,you need to pay attention to it when you care.
We need to emphasize that silk is hand wash and dry clean in traditional. Ours are of the highest quality so they are machine washable, but they are still silk and need as much care as we can give them.
As to the care of silk products, please follow the instructions below.
Note: For a knitted item, it should be laid flat to dry. A drying rack basket recommended.