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    A Guide to Selecting the Right Momme Weight Silk Sheets

    Pure mulberry silk sheets come in a variety of weights, measured in a special term called “momme.” This article is a guide to choosing the best momme weight silk sheet set for your needs.

    At Mulberry Park Silks, we always think sleeping on pure silk sheets is a wonderful idea. Our silk bed linen delivers a night of luxurious and comfortable sleep. There are also significant beauty and wellness benefits to silk:

    • Silk prevents tangles, bed head, and hair breakage
    • Silk helps hair and skin retain their natural moisture; a cotton sheet set, even high-quality Egyptian cotton, can pull moisture away
    • Silk minimizes sleep creases and prevents wrinkles on delicate facial skin
    • Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, fungus and dust mites
    • Silk is non-irritating to even the most sensitive skin
    • A pure silk sheet set regulates body temperature; breathable silk keeps you comfortable in any conditions unlike satin which can overheat

    And if that’s not enough…all Mulberry Park Silks charmeuse sheets, pillowcases, duvet cover, bedding and accessories made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A (the highest in the marketplace), and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified as safe from harmful substances. 

    Buying real silk sheets is a great decision! Now you’ve just got to choose the right silk weight for you. This comes down to two variables: budget and feel.

    A Guide to Selecting the Right Momme Weight Silk Sheets

    Understanding Silk Weight In Bedding 

    At Mulberry Park Silks, our silk sheets come in three weights: 19, 22, and 30 momme. Similar to thread count in cotton sheets, momme (mm) is a unit of measurement that denotes the weight of silk. As the momme increases, silk is heavier, denser in weave, and more costly. Heavier momme silk is also made from thicker silk fibers. You can learn more about momme here.

    19 Momme Weight Silk Sheets 

    Our 19 momme sheets are a lovely silk and our most affordable option. With a competitive price point, 19 momme sheets are a great purchase for anyone new to silk who wants to try it out. Our 19 momme sheets and pillowcases are absolutely luxurious and beneficial to your hair and skin. However, they are made with less silk than higher momme weaves, so they tend to be a bit more delicate. We always recommend using a mesh laundry bag to wash silk, particularly with 19 momme sheets. Available bed sizes are Queen and King in White, Ivory, and Black.

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    22 Momme Weight Silk Sheets

    Our 22 momme silk bedding is a step up in both weight and price. It is our most versatile and popular weight option. We refer to our 22 momme collection as our “signature” silk bedding; our duvet covers and Euro shams are also made in 22 momme weight silk. These sheets offer excellent durability in a tight weave. Our 22 momme silk offers the widest range of size and color options and the ability to match some colors with coordinating silk duvet covers and shams. You can absolutely feel the luxury in this bedding. Available bed sizes are Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes in White, Ivory, Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Quartz, Steel Blue, Sage, and Plum. 

    Note: Our 22 momme sheets can be color mixed and matched for a completely custom silk bedding set. Visit our interactive“Design Your Silk Bedding” page to learn more.

    

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    30 Momme Weight Silk Sheets

    Our 30 momme sheets and pillowcases represent the ultimate in softness. They feel absolutely indulgent and are our most costly sheet set.. 30 momme sheets are exceptionally durable and well worth the investment. Our 30 momme bedding has the highest density of silk (58% more silk than 19 momme), the tightest weave, and the thickest silk strands. These sheets offer an incomparable feel and sleep experience with a weight that is noticeably heavier than lighter momme counterparts. Available bed sizes are Queen, King, and Cal King in Ivory & White.

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    Comparison of Silk Sheet Momme Weights

     

    19 Momme Sheets

    22 Momme Sheets

    30 Momme Sheets

    Weight

    Lighter

    Heavier
    16% more silk than 19 momme

    Heaviest
    58% more silk than 19 momme

    Bed Sizess

    Queen, King Full, Queen, King, Cal King Queen, King, Cal King

    Weave

    Charmeuse Charmeuse Charmeuse

    Weave Density

    Looser, regular silk strands Tight weave, regular silk strands Tightest weave, thickest silk strands

    Environmentally Friendly

    Yes,
    OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certified

    Yes,
    OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certified

    Yes,
    OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certified

    Pillow Closure

    Envelope Closure Envelope Closure Envelope Closure

    Finish

    French seam on pillowcase
    Flat Sheets are finished with a 4” hem

    French seam on pillowcase
    Flat Sheets are finished with a 4” hem

    French seam on pillowcase
    Flat Sheets are finished with a 4” hem

    Colors

    White, Ivory, Black
    (additional pillowcase colors available)

    White, Ivory, Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Quartz, Steel Blue, Sage, and Plum

    Can be mixed for custom color combinations

    Ivory, White

    Machine Washable?

    Yes Yes Yes

    Gift Box?

    Yes Yes Yes

    Cost

    $ $$ $$$

    Note: A Mulberry Park Silks sheet set includes a silk flat sheet, a silk fitted sheet, and two silk pillowcases.

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    How to Choose the Best Silk Sheets 

    In many circumstances, the choice of momme weight is dictated by your budget. If you’re constrained in terms of cost, we recommend starting with a 19 momme set. If you are more flexible on price, we suggest our 22 momme silk sheets; they offer versatility in style and color with a next-level, heavier feel. Lastly, if you are (or hoping to be!) a silk connoisseur, consider our 30 momme silk sheets for superior thickness and luxury.

    If you’re still deciding which weight silk bed sheets will work for you, we’re happy to send you a complementary swatch sampleso you can evaluate the color and feel of the fabric at home. Additionally, you can also give us a call and we will be happy to provide personalized suggestions and guidance.

    Mulberry Park Silks: Accessible and Affordable Luxury

    At Mulberry Park Silks, we design and sell the highest quality silk items in the market at fair and affordable prices. We offer a full range of silk products made only from 100% pure Grade 6A mulberry silk fabric. All the silk fabric used for our sheets, silk pillowcase collection, and accessories has been independently tested and certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® as safe from harmful substances. Please connect with us by visiting our store or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and accessories, including sleep masks, eye pillows, travel pillows, and hair scrunchies.