Mulberry Silk

  • Great Holiday Gifts from Manito Silk.


    2014 Christmas Gift Ideas – Great Holiday Gifts from Manito Silk

    Manito is pleased to announce our great silk holiday gifts for 2014! This year, give the gift of luxurious, exquisite silk to your loved ones. We are featuring some of our most popular silk bedding and silk sleepwear items, so you can spread the joy of soft and supple mulberry silk to all this holiday season!

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  • 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

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