About Silk

Silk is all natural so our bodies respond far better to it than synthetic alternatives. Silk resists mould, mildew, dust mites and bedbugs.  It is hypo-allergenic and soothing to skin ailments.  Silk is naturally fire retardant making it safe for bedding, especially for babies and children.  Silk contains amino acids and proteins which are good for skin, hair, bone joints and blood circulation.

Silk is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This self-adjusting fabric wicks moisture without retention and maintains a consistant and comfortable sleeping temperature year-round.

Silk is a strong natural fiber and is comparable to steel in tensile strength. This is great for durability and longevity of the fabric.

Measurements of silk quality:

  1. Momme count: This is the standard measurement for the weight of silk fabric. Guidelines say you should look for momme weight of 12 or higher in bedding. Manito Silk has a 22 momme count which is amongst the highest count in North America.

  2. Mulberry silk: This is the highest quality silk available. The silk worms are fed an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves. This results in uniform color and finer silk.