Since its discovery nearly 5,000 years ago in China, silk has been prized for its beauty and luxury. Silk is also woven into world history, as it drove trade and exploration by opening new routes from China through the Middle East and into Europe. For a time, silk fabric even served as currency.
Silk possesses a unique and storied history all its own. But this ancient textile can transform our health and well-being today. Silk delivers unique benefits to health and wellness that soothe the stresses of our daily lives. In an era when we are tired out, dried out, and stressed out, pure silk can help restore our bodies and minds like no other fabric.
As we celebrate National Self Care Month, Mulberry Park Silks invites you to take a look at the many benefits of silk, an ancient fabric perfectly suited for modern life.
Tired Out? Silk Bedding Promotes Better Sleep with Temperature Regulation
We’re not going to lie: we think slipping into a luxurious set of pure silk sheets feels absolutely indulgent at bedtime (or anytime!). But silk does so much more. Silk fiber is protein-based and made from the cocoon of the silkworm; silk thread is breathable, lightweight, and temperature regulating. A silk bed sheet can keep you warm in winter, cool in summer, and sleeping comfortably at any temperature year-round. Silk also has the wonderful property of wicking away moisture, which is fabulous for anyone who sweats during sleep or tends to “sleep hot.” (In contrast, a cotton sheet absorbs moisture and will stay wet. (Learn more about the differences between silk and cotton here.)
If you’re looking for the perfect set of pure silk bed sheets for comfortable sleep, Mulberry Park Silks offers a range of options in a variety of momme weights:
19 Momme Silk Sheet Sets
Our 19 momme silk sheets are a lovely silk and with a lighter weight, our most affordable option. Four-piece sheet set includes a silk flat sheet, a silk fitted sheet and two silk double-sided pillowcases with an over 7" envelope closure. Available in Queen and King, in White, Ivory and Black.
22 Momme Silk Sheet Sets
Our 22 momme silk bedding is a step up in both weight and price. We call this our signature silk bedding. It offers excellent durability in a tight weave and the most color options. You can also purchase matching duvet covers and Euro sham silk pillowcases in this weight. Four-piece sheet set includes a silk flat sheet, a silk fitted sheet, and two silk double-sided pillowcases with an over 7" envelope closure. Available in Full, Queen, King, and Cal King in White, Ivory, Sand, Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Quartz,Steel Blue,Sage and Plum.
30 Momme Silk Sheet Sets
Our heaviest weight 30 momme silk sheet delivers the ultimate in softness, durability, and luxury. Look no further for an incomparable sleep experience. Four-piece sheet set includes a silk flat sheet, a silk fitted sheet, and two silk double-sided pillowcases with an over 7" envelope closure. Available in Queen, King and California King in Ivory.
Dried Out? Silk Helps Hair and Skin Retain Moisture
One of the most wonderful properties of silk is how readily it helps hair and skin retain their natural moisture (unlike cotton, which actually pulls moisture away from hair and skin.) In fact, sleeping on a silk pillowcase has been a longtime habit of beauty insiders and a recommended practice by hair and skincare professionals. Silk contains amino acids that help to condition hair and skin, as well as a special protein known as fibroin; silk protein is an ingredient in many spa-quality hair and skincare products.
Along with conditioning, the smooth surface of a silk pillowcase allows hair and skin to glide along the surface, which helps protect hair from tangles, frizz and breakage and also prevents sleep wrinkles. If you are considering a silk pillowcase -- and you absolutely should be sleeping on silk -- Mulberry Park Silks offers pillowcases in three weights: 19 momme, 22 momme, and 30 momme. Our sheets and pillowcases are made in a luxurious charmeuse weave.
And if you want to keep silk working for your hair during waking hours, a set of our silk scrunchies or a silk bandana scarf is the perfect solution!
Stressed Out? Silk Soothes Like No Other Fabric
Along with feeling soft and luxurious, silk is wonderfully soothing to even the most sensitive skin, even for babies. In fact, dermatologists often recommend sleeping on silk for individuals suffering from acne, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.
As a protein-based fabric, silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites. This makes silk the ideal fabric for soothing sleep and relaxation accessories such as our silk sleep mask and oversized lavender aromatherapy eye pillow. Learn more about the differences between our sleep mask and eye pillow here. Sleep mask $39 and eye pillow $44 in 22 momme and a range of colors.
Bonus stress reducer: Mulberry Park Silks bedding is easy to care for and can be washed at home right in your machine! Turn your silk pillowcase inside out and place items in a mesh wash bag. Wash on a gentle cycle using an enzyme-free detergent made for silk and hang to dry away from direct sunlight.
Mulberry Park Silks: Genuine Silk That Is The Finest in the Marketplace
No fabric on Earth can replicate the properties of silk! Silk is a natural fiber; satin is a type of weave derived from nylon or polyester, both of which are petroleum based. You can learn more about the difference between silk and satin here.
When purchasing silk sheets, pillowcases, or accessories, you should choose pure silk of the highest quality like all the products sold by Mulberry Park Silks. There are five important 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 silk is the finest in the marketplace:
Ch - Charmeuse weave
A - Grade 6A silk is the highest quality (all our
R - Real (all Mulberry Park Silks items are 100 percent pure mulberry silk)
M - Momme weight of 19, 22, and 30
S - Safe for people and the environment as certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
Each of these attributes affects the quality and price of silk. Quality silk bedding is an investment, but you need not overpay for fine silk. At Mulberry Park Silks, we are confident that our silk is the finest quality and the best value you can buy.