Pillowcases and Bedding Made from the Finest Fabric on Earth
Did you know that sleeping on silk is a tradition that goes back more than 4,000 years?
The legacy of silk weaves a tale of human civilization, unlike any other textile. Its rich mythology and artistic allure are unmatched, and from its earliest roots to the modern-day, silk has always been regarded as the most exquisite and most desirable 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 bedding is wonderful for health, beauty, and overall wellness.
The Accidental Discovery of Silk
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
- Silk 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: