Mulberry Park Silks vs. Elle Silk vs. Lily Silk: How to Choose Among Luxury Sheet Sets

Shopping for silk sheets can be overwhelming. This article streamlines the process with five factors to consider that clearly indicate quality silk sheets.

A set of pure silk sheets is a luxurious addition to any bedroom. It’s also an investment that deserves a bit of research. There are lots of options in the market, and it can be tricky to understand what to look for in terms of quality, safety, design, and more.

Woman sits on the edge of her silk bed


Here at Mulberry Park Silks, we’ve worked diligently to educate our clients on the many benefits of silk for beauty,health and wellness and sleep. We also spend a good bit of time explaining how to shop smart for silk sheets to get the best value for your money. 

Silk Sheet Cheat Sheet: Five Factors to Consider

Today we’re going to narrow our focus a bit by highlighting five important factors to consider when choosing among silk sheet sets, and show you what that looks like in terms of actual comparison among sheet sets from Mulberry Park Silks and two of our worthy competitors, Elle Silk and Lily Silk.

  1. Momme weight
  2. Fabric quality
  3. Fabric safety
  4. Design details
  5. Company reputation/customer service

When we evaluate styles according to these criteria, it becomes clear that not all silk sheet sets are the same (even among high quality silk brands).Check out this blog for a detailed look at what to think about when shopping for silk sheets, and this blog for how to determine the best momme weight sheet set for you.

Comparing Mulberry Park Silks with Elle Silk and Lily Silk

Mulberry Park Silks 22 Momme Sheet set in Sage


For comparison purposes, we are evaluating our Mulberry Park Silks 22 momme silk sheet set in Queen size with 22 momme sheet sets from Elle Silk and Lily Silk. Each style includes a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. The full retail pricing for the Mulberry Park Silks 22 momme sheet set in Queen is $771. The Elle Silk set is $751 and Lily Silk is $980. Because pricing differences fluctuate with sales and promotions, we will not be focusing on price as a factor; however, it is important to acknowledge that Lily Silk retails for $200+ more than Elle Silk and Mulberry Park Silks comparable sets.

Momme Weight: Similar to Thread Count 

Raw Silk on Skeins

Similar to thread count, momme (mm) is a measurement of silk weight. The higher the momme weight, the thicker and more durable the silk. Higher momme silk fabrics are also made with thicker yarn for additional softness and durability. For silk sheets, a momme weight of at least 19 momme is recommended for durability and comfort, with 22 momme sheets being the most popular (we refer to them as our “signature sheets" and make a companion silk duvet cover in 22 momme). You can learn more about momme here.

Mulberry Park Silks, Elle Silk, and Lily Silk all produce 22 momme weight sheets.

Silk Quality: An Essential Consideration

The quality of silk is determined by the type of silk used and the manufacturing process. The highest quality silk is known as mulberry silk, which is made from the cocoons of the silkworms that feed exclusively on mulberry leaves. Mulberry silk is known for its softness, durability, and natural sheen. When shopping for silk sheets, look for those made from 100% mulberry silk. Some manufacturers may blend silk with other fibers, such as polyester, to reduce costs. However, these sheets will not have the same quality or feel as pure real silk sheets. Silk fiber is also graded by number and letter, with the highest quality silk being 6A.

Mulberry Park Silks and Elle Silk make 100% mulberry silk sheets in 6A.

Lily Silk makes 100% mulberry silk sheets of unknown grade.


Silk Safety: For Your Health and Wellbeing

Model Sleeping in Black Silk Sheets

It is also important to consider the safety of the silk fabric in sheets you are purchasing. Some silk sheets may contain harmful chemicals or dyes that can cause skin irritation or allergies. Look for sheets that are independently certified by OEKO-TEX® or other similar organizations to ensure that they are free of harmful substances. Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® fabric has been tested against 400 chemicals and deemed safe. Learn more about Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® here.

Mulberry Park Silks and Lily Silk sheet sets are made with fabric that is Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

Elle Silk sheet sets do not show a fabric safety designation.

Design Details

When it comes to design details, there are a few things to look for in silk sheets. One important feature is a cuff on the silk flat sheet. A cuff is a folded over hem at the top of the sheet that adds a touch of elegance and prevents the sheet from slipping off the bed. Look for sheets with a generous cuff. Another design detail to consider is the weave of the silk. Silk can be woven in a variety of ways, including charmeuse, habotai, and crepe de chine. Charmeuse is the most common weave for silk sheets, as it is soft and lustrous. Lastly, look at the pillowcase closure—typically envelope or hidden zipper—which is a matter of personal preference.

Mulberry Park Silks sheets are a smooth texture charmeuse weave with a stylish cuff on the flat sheet and envelope closure pillowcases.

Elle Silk and Lily Silk are charmeuse weave with envelope closure but NO CUFF on the flat sheet, just a plain hem.

Quality, Safety, Design Detail Comparison

Queen 22 momme sheet set

Silk quality and safety

Design details

Elle Silk $754+

100% mulberry 6A not sure about OEKO TEX

Charmeuse weave

Plain flat sheet/no cuff

Envelope closure

Lily Silk $980

100% mulberry OEKO-TEX

Not sure about grade


Plain flat sheet/no cuff

Envelope closure

MPS $771/$617

100% mulberry, Grade 6A



Stylish cuff

Envelope closure

Corporate Transparency and Customer Service

As with any major purchase, you want to trust the company with which you are dealing. The importance of company reputation and customer service after the sale simply cannot be overstated. The silk marketplace is saturated with companies that are located overseas with limited customer service available. It is important to investigate

Mulberry Park Silks is headquartered in the United States with corporate headquarters and warehouses in Branford, CT. All products are shipped from Connecticut. Customer service is available on the phone and via email.

Elle Silk and Lily Silk ship products from overseas and offer only email contact options, no phone.

You can read a comparison of Mulberry Park Silks and Elle Silk mulberry silk pillowcase options here and a more detailed comparison of Mulberry Park Silks sheets and Lily Silk sheets here.

Caring for Your Mulberry Park Silks Sheets

Model Smells Magnolia Detergent by Heritage Park Laundry Essentials


Mulberry Park Silks sheets can be easily washed at home in your washing machine with no need for dry cleaning. Because they are natural silk, they require a bit of extra care. Use a gentle detergent made for washing silk bedding and other natural fibers like Heritage Park Silk and Wool Laundry Detergent. We recommend using fine mesh laundry bags to protect your silk in the machine; put a silk fitted sheet in one bag, the silk flat sheet in another, and a silk pillow case in with each. Wash on a gentle or silk cycle and hang your silk bed sheet set to dry indoors or outside away from direct sunlight which can cause the color to fade. Never put silk sheets in the dryer or use bleach or fabric softener. Learn more about washing your silk sheets here.

We hope you learned a lot about how to choose among high-quality sheet sets! If you have any questions, please reach out to the Mulberry Park Silks design team. We are here to help!

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.