Comparing Two High-Quality Silk Pillowcase Brands
How can you be sure you're getting the best value when buying a mulberry silk pillowcase? And what should you be looking at when comparing two brands of silk pillowcases?
At Mulberry Park Silks, we have answers. Along with offering high-quality silk bedding at fair prices, our mission includes educating our clients about silk. We want to help you understand the many benefits of silk, including how wonderful it is for taming frizz and split ends (especially on curly hair or frizzy hair); preventing hair breakage; keeping sensitive skin well moisturized; minimizing sleep wrinkles; and giving you a great night of beauty sleep. We'll also show you how to evaluate silk bedding when you're shopping. When it comes to fine silk, you want to get what you pay for. However, you need not overpay for high quality.
Let's compare two popular mulberry silk pillowcase options in 22 momme: a Blissy silk pillowcase and a Mulberry Park Silks pillowcase (both in Queen size, white). We'll take a look at the quality, feel, features, and pricing of each and help you determine which best fits your needs and budget.
Blissy Silk Pillowcase Review
Blissy Silk Pillow Case Quality
This well-known brand is a leader in the mulberry silk pillowcase and bedding market. While Blissy offers a wide color selection, their white pillowcase is, in fact, an ivory color; there is no true “white'' available. A Blissy pillowcase uses 100 percent pure mulberry silk of Grade 6A, which is the highest quality silk in the market. Their pillowcases are certified and labeled STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® which means that every component of the item has been independently tested and certified safe for human health. Blissy pillowcases are machine washable with instructions easily located on the website.
Blissy Silk Pillow Cover Design
Blissy's pillowcase features some design details that may not be ideal for everyone. First, there is a simple hidden zipper closure which, while being easy to open and close, does not feel like the highest quality; we wonder whether it will hold up to extended use. Also, the zipper seam and tab can be felt through the fabric. It may look unobtrusive, but may poke and prod depending on what kind of sleeper you are. Blissy also adds an embroidered monogram to their silk pillow case in matching color thread; it's unobtrusive but not everyone likes the look. Some super sensitive people might be able to feel or notice it against their skin. Lastly, the top and bottom seams of the pillow cover are “hidden” under material that has been ironed; these creases may disappear from the silk fabric with washing and not look as good.
Blissy Silk Companion Products
While they offer a variety of colors and patterns, Blissy does NOT sell silk sheets. They are a pillowcase and accessory company (think: silk scrunchie, eye mask, etc.)
Blissy Product Packaging
The Blissy pillow cover comes in a lovely pull-tab box with a grosgrain ribbon embossed with a metallic logo, size, and momme weight. However, the box has a flimsy feel and can definitely be easily crushed.
Price: $99.95, frequently on sale for $79.95
- Pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A, OEKO-TEX® certified, washable
- Many color options, pillowcase and accessories only
- Zipper closure, top and bottom “hidden” seams
- Nice packaging
- Luxury pricing, but is often on sale
Mulberry Park Silks Pillowcase Review
Mulberry Park Silk Pillowcase Quality
Mulberry Park Silks was founded with the mission of manufacturing and selling high-quality silk bedding at fair and affordable prices. Mulberry Park Silks Queen pillowcase is stark white in color (seven colors are available including ivory) and made from 100 percent mulberry silk, Grade 6A, which is the finest silk fiber in the marketplace. All products made by Mulberry Park are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and dust mites; they are also certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® to ensure safety. This rigorous, independent testing protocol examines every component of the pillowcase through every aspect of production to guarantee it is safe from any harmful toxins and chemicals. Mulberry Park Silks pillowcases are machine washable. There are extensive care guides and a comprehensive, informative blog easily accessible on website.
Mulberry Park Silk Pillowcase Design
Mulberry Park Silks Queen pillowcase features a French seam all the way around for a clean, tailored look that won't require special ironing after wash. It also features a generous 8” envelope closure to hold the pillow securely in place without need for a zipper. The charmeuse weave is lustrous and soft on the outside of the pillowcase with a matte finish on the inside.
Mulberry Park Silk Companion Products
Mulberry Park Silks offers a full complement of silk bedding made from pure long strand mulberry silk as well as a collection of accessories including scrunchies, scarves, silk eye mask, aromatherapy pillow and more. Pure silk sheets available in every size including Full, Queen, King, Cal King, and Crib/toddler and Youth Sizes (Twin, Twin XL). Flat sheet and fitted sheet available as a set (including pillowcase) or individually. Silk duvet cover and Euro sham.
Mulberry Park Product Packaging
Mulberry Park Silks Queen pillowcase comes in a heavy-duty gift box that is stylish, sturdy, and ready to present.
- Pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A, OEKO-TEX® certified, washable, robust blog and website
- Seven color options, full line of silk bedding including sheets, duvet covers, baby/toddler/youth and accessories
- Comfortable envelope closure with generous flap to hold pillow in place, French seams
- Sturdy gift box
- Retail price is competitive, significantly lower than Blissy
Comparison of Mulberry Park Silks and Blissy Silk Pillowcases
Mulberry Park Silks
22 Momme Silk Pillowcase
|Bright white, ivory also available||Off white, closer to ivory|
|100 percent pure mulberry silk
Grade 6A (highest)
|100 percent pure mulberry silk
Grade 6A (highest)
|Envelope, generous 8-inch flap holds pillow||Zipper holds pillow in place, but can be uncomfortable and indeterminate quality|
|French seams for tailored look||Blissy embroidered logo
Hidden seams top and bottom
|STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®||STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®|
|Machine or hand wash||Machine or hand wash|
|Pillowcases, sheets, duvet covers, crib / toddler / youth, and accessories. Also 19 momme count silk pillowcase, 30 momme silk pillowcases||Pillowcases and accessories|
|Attractive and durable||Attractive but lighter weight|
|Shop Mulberry Park|
Our Recommendation: Mulberry Park Silks
Unless you are looking for an unusual color, we believe that a pure silk pillowcase Mulberry Park Silks is by far the better choice. Along with being made from equal quality pure mulberry silk, and being OEKO-TEX® certified, the Mulberry Park Silks pillowcase features a more comfortable design without the uncertainty of a zipper that could break or seams that won't hold up to washing. We also don't think it's necessary to pay nearly a hundred dollars for a pillowcase that comes with a company logo, no matter how subtle.
There are also significant differences between the two companies. Blissy appears to be a beauty company that sells silk pillowcases and accessories. Mulberry Park Silks, on the other hand is a true linen company that sells pure silk bedding and duvet covers in a variety of sizes and styles as well as silk accessories. This is especially important for anyone who is “testing out” silk with a pillowcase and considering upgrading to sheets in the future; with Mulberry Park Silks, you can buy matching sheets, shams and duvet covers from a trusted brand.
That distinction may help explain the price differential between Blissy and Mulberry Park Silks. Perhaps it is possible to charge so much more when selling a silk pillowcase as a beauty item. In any case, a Mulberry Park Silks Queen pillowcase (or two) is absolutely the best choice for your money.
Mulberry Park Silks: Accessible and Affordable Luxury
At Mulberry Park Silks, we are about pillowcases and so much more! 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. All the silk fabric used for our sheets and pillowcases are OEKO-TEX Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals. 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.
After reading our Blissy pillowcase review, read our Slip silk pillowcase review. Also be sure to check out our blog describing the differences between pure silk and satin, as many people confuse satin pillowcases for silk. And if you're thinking about shopping for a silk pillowcase on Amazon, read this helpful blog that describes ten things to watch out for.
*Momme 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.