What is 100% Mulberry Silk?

Mulberry Silk is produced by silkworms that feed on mulberry leaves. The silkworms spin their cocoons which are then used as silk in silk products. Mulberry Silk is the best silk you can buy for textile purposes..100% means that the fabric only consists of Mulberry silk. This is important because some companies will blend mulberry silk with cheaper silks to make a more inferior product. Mulberry silk is incredibly soft and durable.

What Does 6A, 22-Momme, 100% Mulberry Silk Mean?

What does 6A mean?

Silk is graded on an A, B, and C scale. Each letter referencing a different type of silk product quality. A being the finest, highest quality silk product and C being the lowest. The Number takes the grading and makes it a step further. For instance, you could have 3A, 5A, or 6A. 6A being the highest. So, when you see a silk product that is graded 6A, you can be sure that that is the highest quality of that specific type of silk that you can buy.

What is 22-Momme?

Momme is a unit of measurement, much like thread count in Cotton. You can’t use thread count for Silk, however, because the silk fibres of Silk are much thinner in diameter than that of cotton so you can easily reach a high number for a thread count. That’s why momme is used instead. Momme describes the silk’s weight and density. Higher momme means there are more strands of silk per 100 yards of fabric, therefore making the product heavier. So, if they weigh that fabric, and say it’s 19 pounds, the momme would be 19-momme the higher the momme higher quality and more durable the fabric is. Momme can range anywhere from 11-momme to 25-momme. The higher the better? For the most part. 19-momme while higher than 11-momme is still considered “lower quality” while 25-Momme is much too heavy for clothes or bedding and is usually used for decor like curtains. 22-Momme is a perfect balance and is what you should look for if you’re looking for silk bedding or clothes.

Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Fitted Sheets with 19 and 22-Momme 6A Grade Mulberry Silk

Momme silk Fitted Sheet is your best sleep helper. It is made from 100% pure mulberry silk, cultivated in the best silk farms. It is soft when you touch it; you will be amazed at its soft and smooth feeling. After a tiring working day, lay your head on this comfortable pillowcase and cover yourself with silk fitted Sheet, and they will make you relaxed and fall into a sweet dream easily. A natural part of silk is the protein sericin, which helps nourish and protect the hair. The amino acids in silk can delay skin ageing, rejuvenating you throughout the night and helping to keep you looking young. We believe our high-quality pure mulberry silk pillowcase and fitted sheet will bring you a youthful and vibrant life. Experience it, and let’s see the change!

How to care for silk?

Silk is an investment in your sleep, health, and beauty. Following these care instructions will ensure silk’s natural properties are maintained. It will look and feel as lustrous and smooth as the day you bought it, for many years to come.

Caring for Silk – 3 simple guidelines: 

1) Use low heat (tepid water <30ºC / 86ºF). Machine or hand-wash.

2) Only use detergent designed for silk – delicate (pH neutral, no enzymes). No fabric softener.

3) Towel/Air Drying (no tumble drying). Optional: Cool iron on reverse, or steamer with silk attachment.

Read on for detailed care instructions for each product.

Machine Washing
Silk fabrics can be machine-washed or hand-washed in cool-warm water (less than 30ºC or 86ºF) inside out (recommended to use a delicate bag for extra protection in the washing machine). If using a washing machine, switch it to the delicate cycle.

Washing Detergent – pH neutral, without enzymes
Importantly you must use a pH neutral delicate detergent without enzymes.  The enzymes in standard washing detergents attack proteins on fabric during washing to dislodge it, however as silk fibre is made from protein, these enzymes attack the silk structure and quickly damage the fabric, reducing the life, sheen, suppleness and softness in short order. When coupled with a delicate detergent designed for silk/wool, your Silk bed linen will provide the ultimate in comfort for many years as beautiful as the day you bought it.  One last word about washing – keep the fabric softener for your cottons. Fabric softeners will clog the silk fibres and reduce its lustre and natural suppleness.

Drying
Silk dries remarkably quickly on the line. Upon removing your silk from washing, do not wring, gently squeeze some of the excess water.

Silk is a strong fabric, but it loses 30% of its strength when wet, so taking a little extra care when wet will ensure it lasts for many years. 

Lay some clean light coloured cotton towels on the floor and place your Silk product on top and gently roll in a log-like fashion, allowing any air to escape so it doesn’t get trapped inside and cause a ballooning effect, which may damage the seams. Gently squeeze, do not wring.  Unravel, reposition the silk and repeat (if necessary, for bed linen) before hanging your Silk to dry outside in the shade or inside out of direct sunlight.

Creases from drying will relax after a few days use, but if you want a freshly ironed look, it’s best to iron inside out on a cool setting while still slightly damp (not completely dry).

This will relax the creases and enhance the lustre. Alternatively, you can use steamer with the silk attachment. Make sure to use the silk attachment).

Dry Cleaning
Always an option, but we find unnecessary (do not to use trichloroethylene

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