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What is Mulberry Silk Fabric?


Mulberry Silk

A pillowcase does a lot more than just match your sheets. The right pillowcase ensures a restful night's sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if your hair and skin were pampered while you were sleeping? If you sleep on the right material pillowcase, this can happen! We are speaking about mulberry silk fabric. The quality of your pillowcase material matters a lot, and mulberry silk is the best of the best for those looking to pamper themself while enjoying a luxury night of sleep. 

What is Mulberry Silk?

Before we go into further details about how great it is, let’s first discuss what mulberry silk is made of. It is silk made using the secretions of domesticated silkworms that feed on the leaves of the mulberry tree. Pure white in color and made up of individual long fibers, mulberry silk is more refined than other types of silk. Simply put, mulberry silk is the best! It is the top-quality silk that can be manufactured in either natural or man-made environments. It is both fine and light. Thanks to its refined appearance and soft feel, mulberry silk has been one of the most prized fabrics in the world for literally thousands of years.

Mulberry Silk vs Silk: Is Mulberry Silk Real Silk?

Mulberry silk is an enormous contrast to wild silk, which is made using the secretions of wild silkworms that have been permitted to mature into moths. Unlike mulberry silk, other types of silks, such as wild silk or Habotai silk, are less uniform in color and texture, with shorter strands. 

In order to make it, the eggs of domesticated silkworms are laid onto mulberry leaves. This is done so that they can begin feasting as soon as they have hatched. Once the domesticated silkworms have feasted to their hearts' content, they naturally crawl onto prepared branches and then begin weaving their cocoons. The completed cocoons are then placed in hot water to unravel them into their constituent strands. Although it may seem insignificant to those unfamiliar with the industry, the unbroken nature of mulberry silk results in a whole host of benefits for people buying silk bedding.

Mulberry silk is more refined than other types of silk. What may surprise you is that mulberry silk is just as practical as it is luxurious. For one, the fabric is famous for its exceptional strength. A strand of mulberry silk is stronger than a strand of steel of the same diameter! As well, mulberry silk is a natural substance with no odor whatsoever, making it well-suited to the needs of consumers who are prone to suffering from allergies.

Mulberry Silk Grading System 

‘Momme’ is a Japanese form of weight measurement constituting quality. This is similar to thread count in cotton products. Momme describes the silk’s weight and density. A higher momme means there are more strands of silk per 100 yards of fabric, therefore making the product heavier, more durable, and higher quality. Momme can range anywhere from 11-momme to 25-momme. Remember, the higher, the better!

Products with Mulberry Silk You Should Consider

You want a luxurious treat for your skin and hair as you sleep. This can be found in the Madison Park Mulberry 100% Silk Pillowcase. These silk pillowcases feature a pure, high-grade 25-Momme ensuring a silky-smooth charmeuse texture. They provide a skin-friendly sleep surface, reducing pillow-induced hair breakage and facial creasing. This is why mulberry silk is recommended by beauty experts and dermatologists. We carry this product in four colors, Ivory, Grey, Pink, and White. Be sure to grab two for a matching set!

It’s more than just beautiful and silky soft. These pillowcases are Oeko-Tex® Certified, meaning they do not include harmful substances or chemicals. This certification ensures quality, comfort, and wellness. If you’re wondering how to wash mulberry silk once you buy these, Madison Parks says it is as simple as hand washing them inside out in cold water.

We recommend you pair your new Madison Park Mulberry 100% Silk Pillowcases with other top-quality linens, like the Madison Park Essentials Wrinkle-Free Luxurious Satin Sheet Set which is offered in 12 colors, or the Madison Park 500tc Egyptian Cotton Antimicrobial Sheet Set, and the Madison Park Signature Luxury Collection 1000tc Cotton Sateen 4-Piece Duvet Cover Set. That being said, you don’t need to stick with the Madison Park brand alone. These pillowcases pair exceptionally well with other luxury brand linens, like SFERRA

Whether you want luxury mulberry silk, cool cotton, moisture-wicking bamboo, or something to offer the best allergy protection, we have a pillowcase for you! We encourage you to shop our entire collection of pillow cases to find the perfect one for your bedding!