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    Building On a History and Tradition of Luxury Silk

    Pillowcases and Bedding Made from the Finest Fabric on Earth

    At Mulberry Park Silks, we believe that sleeping on silk is a luxury like no other. That’s why we work so hard to make fine silk affordable with our line of pure silk sheets, pillowcases, bedding, and accessories. More than just a luxury, silk beddings wonderful for health, beauty, and overall wellness.

    But did you know that sleeping on silk is a tradition that goes back more than 4,000 years?

    Indeed, the history of silk is the story of civilization itself. No other fabric has inspired such mythology and artistry. From its ancient origins through today, silk has been recognized as the finest and most desirable fabric on Earth.

    An Accidental Discovery

    Chinese folklore holds that silk was discovered in the 27th century BC when a cocoon fell from a mulberry tree into the teacup of the Chinese Emperor's wife. She watched the cocoon unravel, revealing a long delicate thread. The Emperor's wife was intrigued and went on to collect similar silk thread from thousands of mulberry silkworm cocoons; she then wove the silk fiber into a robe for the Emperor. This legendary silk garment was only the beginning.

    Silk Driving Trade and Exploration

    Initially reserved for only the Emperor and his inner circle, wearing silk garments soon became a fashion for anyone who could afford it. As a result, silk quickly grew essential to the Chinese economy; it was even used as currency for a time. China began to trade silk outside of Asia as early as 1000 BC. Eventually, a network of trade routes opened to facilitate the trading of silk through Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Europe; these routes are known collectively as The Silk Road. The Silk Road also opened up paths for exploration from Europe to the East, most notably the Italian explorer Marco Polo who traveled the route to reach Mongolia in the 13th century.

    For more than two centuries, the secrets of silk production -- known as sericulture, or silk farming -- were exclusive to the Chinese and passed through generations. Over time, however, silk production spread to the West. By the 15th century, France and Italy were known leading manufacturers of silk in Europe, a position they held for several centuries.

    Enduring Beauty in the Modern Era

    The silk industry has weathered many threats over time, including outbreaks of disease that attack silkworms; the mass manufacturing of the industrial era; and the development of synthetic fibers such as nylon. Today, China has regained its place as the world's largest manufacturer of silk; together with Japan, it produces more than half the world's supply of silk.

    Mulberry Silk: Luxury, Beauty, and Wellness

    Despite the many technological advances in modern textiles, there is still nothing quite like silk bed linen. (A manmade satin pillowcase or satin sheet just cannot compare!) A pure mulberry silk pillowcase, sheet set, and duvet cover will be prized for their beauty and luxurious feel as well as for their unique benefits to health and wellness:

    • Friction free, which prevents tangles, bedhead, damage and breakage
    • Minimizes sleep wrinkles and creases
    • A protein-based fiber that helps hair and skin retain their natural moisture
    • Real silk is hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, dust mites, and other irritants
    • Naturally regulates body temperature to keep you comfortable in all conditions

    Why Choose Mulberry Park Silks?

    At Mulberry Park Silks, we sell only the highest quality pure silk products. We always welcome the opportunity to clarify exactly why our products are the finest in the market. We believe there are five characteristics you should consider when purchasing a silk pillowcase or a set of silk sheets: the weave, the grade, the type, and the weight of silk, as well as whether the silk is certified to be free of harmful chemicals.

    We use the helpful acronym "CHARMS" to explain why our pure mulberry silk is the best:

    Ch - Charmeuse weave: Our silk features a smooth, soft luster on one side with a matte finish on reverse.
    A - Grade 6A silk fabric is the highest quality.
    R - Real 100 percent pure mulberry silk. We use only genuine mulberry silk.
    M - Momme weight of 19, 22, and 30. Momme count is a unit of weight measurement for silk. A higher momme weight silk pillowcase or silk sheet set will have proportionately more silk in it and the individual silk fibers will be thicker. In this way, momme is similar to thread count for a cotton pillowcase or sheets.
    S - Safe for people and the environment as certified by OEKO-TEX®. At Mulberry Park Silks, we take the additional step of certifying that all of our silk is free from harmful toxins and chemicals through every phase of production.

    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 from 100% pure Grade 6A mulberry silk fabric. Please connect with us by visiting our store or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, pillowcases, silk duvet cover/silk comforter collection, shams, and accessories including sleep masks, eye pillows, travel pillows, and hair scrunchies. Click here to read about how easy it is to care for your silk, and here to learn what to consider when shopping for silk sheets.