When it comes to luxury bedding, we believe one material reigns supreme: mulberry silk. And after all, we are a leading retailer of pure silk bedding and accessories. But our Mulberry Park Silks team is certainly not alone in extolling the many virtues of silk fabric. For thousands of years, silk has been prized for its unparalleled softness, luxurious feel, and numerous health and beauty benefits. Read on to learn why mulberry silk is so special and how those unique qualities make our pure silk sheets a life-changing bedding choice.
What is Mulberry Silk?
Mulberry silk is spun from the cocoon of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, that feeds exclusively on nutritious mulberry leaves. Mulberry silk fibers are known for being the longest, strongest, and most uniform of all silk. That’s why mulberry silk threads make the softest, most luxurious silk pillowcases, silk sheets, and silk accessories.
What Makes Mulberry Silk Special?
Mulberry silk is a natural silk that—similar to your hair and skin—is protein-based. That means mulberry silk delivers unique benefits—and a great night of beauty sleep—that you just won’t get from satin or even high-quality cotton bedding.
1. Hydrating to Hair and Skin
Mulberry silk helps your hair and skin retain moisture and stay hydrated while you sleep. Other fabrics,like your absorbent cotton pillowcase, actually pull moisture out of your skin and hair. Mulberry silk bedding gives your hair and skin the best chance of staying healthy and hydrated.
2. Preventing Tangles, Breakage, and Bedhead
The smooth, friction-free surface of mulberry silk helps reduce friction against your hair, preventing tangles, breakage, frizz, and the dreaded bedhead. No more waking up with unruly hair – mulberry silk gently cradles your locks, leaving them smooth and tangle-free. (Pro tip: sleep on a silk pillowcase at night and use one of our gentle silk scrunchies to protect your hair during the day).
3. Minimizing Sleep Wrinkles
Sleeping on mulberry silk is like giving your face a spa treatment every night. The soft and silky surface of our mulberry silk pillowcase or one of our silk sleep masks minimizes the chance of sleep wrinkles caused by skin being squished and folded against your pillow. Many dermatologists recommend silk for skin health, as it provides a smooth and gentle surface that won't cause friction or pressure on the face.
4. Hypoallergenic and Beneficial for Sensitive Skin
Mulberry silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resists dust mites, mold, mildew, and allergens. It is free of any potentially irritating added chemicals and is perfect for those with allergies or sensitive skin. The tightly-woven, smooth fibers of mulberry silk help keep allergens at bay, ensuring a cleaner, healthier sleep environment.
5. Temperature Regulating
Mulberry silk is a natural insulator and has moisture-wicking properties. This means it can help keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep no matter the season.
Caring for Your Mulberry Silk Bedding
Mulberry silk is a luxurious and delicate fabric, but with the right care, it can last for years. It’s best to hand wash your silk bedding using a gentle, pH-balanced detergent. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the silk fibers. Lay your silk bedding flat to dry, away from direct sunlight to preserve its color and luster. With the proper care, your mulberry silk bedding will retain its beauty and benefits for years to come.