Silk is an ideal fabric for cool-weather sheets and bedding. This article explains why silk should be part of your winter bed.
When you think about a cozy winter bed, you may not immediately picture silk bed sheets. And that’s perfectly understandable, given how great silk sheets are at keeping you cool in warmer months. But silk is actually a great addition to your winter bed.
At Mulberry Park Silks, we love teaching our clients about why our silk sheets are theperfect year-round bedding. Today, we’re telling you all about why our sheets are ideal for cooler weather. They make the perfect addition to your cozy winter bed and deliver benefits other sheets can’t come close to.
So snuggle up against the chill and read on to learn about why you should be sleeping on Mulberry Park Silks sheets this winter.
Mulberry Park Silks Bedding Is Luxurious
Simply put: our silk is luxurious. Indeed, silk has been the very definition of luxury forthousands of years, even being used at one point as currency. Why is silk so prized? Because no other fabric on earth can compare to the look and feel of silk. And when you purchase pillowcases, sheets, and accessories from us at Mulberry Park Silks, you are getting the absolute best silk sheets at a great value:
- All of our products are made from 100% pure mulberry silk, spun from the cocoons of silkworms that have been fed a diet exclusively of mulberry leaves. This makes for the longest, strongest, finest silk fiber.
- Our products are genuine silk, not satin. Satin sheets are often misrepresented as silk, but they are a man-made polyester. Only a real silk bed sheet set delivers the benefits of silk. Learn how to tell the difference between satin bed linen and high quality silk here.
- Our silk is Grade 6A, the highest in the marketplace.
- Our products feature sumptuous charmeuse silk, a weave that is soft and lustrous on one side with a matte finish on the reverse.
- Pure mulberry silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Our silk is also certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and has been independently tested for harmful substances
Our Silk Sheets Keep You Warm in the Winter
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know that we talk a lot about how silk is great for keeping cool. But there’s more to the story: silk fabric is in fact temperature regulating. This means that in hot weather, it wicks away moisture to keep you cool. In colder weather, the chemical structure of silk fiber actually acts as an insulator that preserves body heat. This makes sense when you consider that a silk cocoon is a naturally protective environment.
Pure silk fiber works with your body and the environmental conditions to help keep you at optimal temperature for comfortable sleep. We love slipping into our silk sheets in the winter. After a few minutes, they feel like our own cozy cocoon, perfectly comfortable and warm all night long.
Our Sheets and Pillowcases Keep Hair and Skin Well-Hydrated in Dry Season
Mulberry Park Silks is headquartered in Connecticut, so we know all about what a New England winter can do to hair and skin. The cold, dry air is low in moisture; this can chap and dry out skin on a daily basis and even strip hair of its natural hydration, leaving it frizzy with static and flyaways. Indoors is no better, as the drying effects of heat take a similar toll.
Sleeping on silk can help control this damage. Like hair and skin, silk is a natural, protein-based fiber. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase helps your hair and skin stay hydrated, unlike your typical cotton sheets or pillowcase which are absorbent and can actually pull moisture away from skin and hair (flannel sheets are also made of cotton). The gentle surface of silk is also friction free, which tames bed head, frizz, and tangles while minimizing sleep wrinkles. Silk sheets do the same for your body: they are a gentle, hydrating environment that protects your skin.
So Many Style Options for Any Season
We’ll say it again: So. Many. Options. At Mulberry Park Silks, we’ve been busy expanding the color options for our luxurious silk sheets to include a wider range of shades perfect for your cool-weather bed. Our 22 momme weight signature sheet sets come in eight colors, including a deep plum, rich gunmetal gray, and icy steel blue—all perfect for Winter. You can also mix and match our 22 or 30 momme pillowcases for a pop of color. The 22 momme pillowcase collection comes in fourteen colors and designs, including a dramatic Black, bold artist-designed Prints, and dazzling Sapphire; the 30 momme pillowcase collection offers eight color choices in our most luxurious silk, including elegant Navy and eye-catching Ruby shades.
And it doesn’t end with sheets. Add a layer of warmth to your bed with a silk duvet cover and your choice of down or down alternative inserts. This makes for the quintessential fluffy bed! (You can also put your duvet directly on top of your silk fitted sheet for a more modern look). Top it off with our silk Euro Shams for the perfect finishing touch.
Our Silk Bedding Is Easy to Care For
This may come as a surprise, but our luxurious silk bedding can be washed in your machine right at home! We recommend using a detergent made for silk like Heritage Park Silk and Wool Detergent. This concentrated, pH neutral formula will effectively clean your silk sheets without causing damage to the fabric. Washing your silk sheets is easy:
- Turn your silk pillowcases inside out, and place sheets and pillowcases in fine mesh laundry bags to protect them in the wash.
- Use a delicate or silk cycle and cool water.
- Don’t overload your machine and use the proper amount of detergent.
- Never wring your silk while taking it out of the washer; blot on a clean towel if it is still damp.
- Skip the dryer. Hang your silk to dry outside or indoors (better for winter temps) away from direct sunlight.
In our experience, there is little need to iron silk sheets. They will wrinkle; however, the wrinkles will release in a day or two once they are on your bed. If you need to iron your silk bedding, proceed with care and follow these directions for ironing silk without ruining it. Click here to learn more about washing and caring for your silk sheets.
About Mulberry Park Silks:
Our mission at Mulberry Park Silks is simple: Design, manufacture, and sell the highest quality silk at fair prices while educating our clients to the many benefits of silk. Mulberry Park Silks is a division of Fine Linen and Bath, an online luxury linen retailer located in Branford, CT. Mulberry Park Silks offers a complete line of silk products including silk pillowcases, 22 momme deluxe bedding, children’s bedding, and a line of silk accessories including glam bands, sleep masks, travel pillowcases and hair scrunchies. All fabric used for MPS products is 100% pure mulberry Grade 6A long-strand silk and has been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals. Mulberry Park Silks 100% pure silk products are available on Amazon. Follow us on Instagram @mulberryparksilks