Mulberry Silk

  • Silk Duvets vs Down Duvets

    Silk Duvets vs Down Duvets

    When you crawl into bed after a very long day, nothing else can compare to the comfort and feel of silk bedding. Not even a down duvet can match up to a silk duvet. Not convinced? Silk Duvets vs Down Duvets - Here are 3 reasons why silk wins over down, every time:

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  • Mulberry Silk vs. Wild Silk

    Mulberry Silk vs. Wild Silk

    Not all silk is created equal. Why Mulberry silk is superior to its' Wild silk counterparts, Eri silk, Muga silk & Tussar silk.

    What is Mulberry Silk?

    People have been using silkworm cocoons to produce silk for more than five millennia. As a result, it is no coincidence that silkworms happen to be one of the small number of insect species that have been domesticated over the ages.

    In much the same manner as other domesticated animals, people have bred and continue to breed domesticated silkworms for their excellence in producing quality silk.

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  • What is the Difference between Mulberry Silk and Other Kinds of Silks?

    Why Mulberry Silk is Different from Other Kinds of Silk

    Mulberry silk is the highest quality silk available for purchase. The unique thing about Mulberry silk is how it is produced. Mulberry silk has its history in China, where local farmers grow Mulberry trees and harvest the leaves for silkworms to feed on. The resulting cocoons are spun into raw silk fibers.

    Because the silkworms of the Bombyx mori moth are fed only Mulberry leaves, the resulting silk is some of the finest available in the world. Pure white in color and made up of individual long fibers, Mulberry silk is more refined than other types of silk.

    Other types of silks such as wild silk or Habotai silk are less uniform in color and texture, with shorter strands. Products made from 100% Mulberry silk are among the most durable and produce the most luxurious silk goods. Continue Reading

  • Silk Quality: Comparing Different Types of Silk

    Whether you’re buying bed sheets or any other silk product, knowing the difference between your different silks will make a big difference in whether you get what you’re really looking for in terms of comfort, aesthetic, durability, and more. To compare different silks, we first need to establish the basics; the things that make two different silks different.

    Factors to consider

    When choosing silks, these are the main differences you’ll notice between them:

    • Weight
    • Elasticity
    • Durability
    • Texture
    • Insulation
    • Aesthetic

    With those in mind, let’s start by familiarizing you with what you probably think of when you think ‘silk’: the charmeuse weave. Continue Reading

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