Frequently Asked Questions
Mulberry Silk is created by silkworms that eat mulberry leaves. These silkworms are actually moth pupa and the cocoons that they spin their silk into is later unraveled and spun together to form a weave.
When we say 100% Pure Mulberry Silk, we are referring to the content of the fabric. It is only made of silk and not blended with any other kind of material.
Momme is the unit that measures the weight and density of silk thread. The higher the momme, which refers to the number of silk thread per 100 yards of fabric, the heavier and more durable the weight of the fabric is.
The momme of a fabric can range from 11-40 momme, but the range of momme is separated by category.
Silk bedding and clothing ranges between 11 and 25 momme. We stick with 22 momme because it is the perfect weight and is very durable.
Charmeuse is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave. The weaving gives the front of the fabric a smooth finish, whereas the back has a dull finish.
All sides of our products has a shiny, lustrous sheen to protect the skin and hair. The interior of our night caps are also lined with silk, giving it the utmost protection for your hair.
This question is a bit misleading. Satin refers to the weaving method, so in reality many other fabrics can use this method, including silk. That being said, the correct question would be: what is the difference between silk charmeuse and polyester satin?
The most obvious difference would be the price point. As a manmade fabric, polyester is easy to source (recycled plastics) and produce; due to these reasons, polyester satin is generally cheap. Silk on the other hand is considered a luxury product and is expensive to produce. Its a labor intensive process that involves harvesting silk from silkworms by unraveling each and every silk cocoon and threading it into a weave.
When it comes to the benefits, silk and satin both offer benefits for the hair and skin in terms of friction reduction. However, since silk is a natural fiber, it provides more benefits than satin. Silk pillowcases are often recommended by dermatologists to be beneficial to your skin and hair. Natural silk is also a very good thermal insulator, helping you to stay cooler during the summer months and warmer during the winter months, which supports healthy skin. Lastly, silk is naturally hypoallergenic and is resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites. With proper care, your silk products are made to last a very long time and is more durable than satin.
While silk is washable, this fabric commonly bleeds and can potentially stain other items. We recommend hand washing or machine washing by itself or with like colors.
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