At Mulberry Park Silks, we think everyone should be sleeping on a mulberry silk pillowcase!
As we always say, buying a pure silk pillowcase is a wonderful idea and a wise investment in your beauty, health, and overall wellness. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase protects from hair breakage; tames tangles and bed head; helps your hair and skin retain their natural moisture; and even assists sleep wrinkle prevention. Talk about beauty sleep! And, of course a 100 percent silk pillowcase is the ultimate indulgence; nothing else compares to the feel of sleeping on a luxurious silk pillowcase.
But not all silk is created equal! And you should never purchase a silk pillowcase or silk sheet set based on price alone.
Mulberry Park Silks has made a mission of selling the finest quality silk on Earth at fair and affordable prices. We are also committed to transparency. That’s why we work so hard to teach our clients everything we can about luxury silk, including what to look out for when buying a silk pillowcase. Knowing that our clients are educated in how to spot a good value in real silk sheets and pillowcases, we welcome comparing ourselves to the competition.
In this blog we compare our Mulberry Park Silks 22 momme weight* pillowcase with what appears to be a comparable product: a 22 momme pillowcase from Elle Silk. We’ll take a deep dive into the quality, feel, features and pricing of each product and point out some very significant differences between these two pillowcases AND companies.
|*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.|
Elle Silk Pillowcase
Elle Silk Quality
Elle Silk’s Standard Size 22 momme pillowcase is made from pure mulberry silk of the highest grade, 6A. It is available in 28 shades and okay to hand or machine wash. There is no independent textile certification (see “safety” below).
Elle Silk Design
For comparison purposes, we are looking at the “classic” or “housewife style” pillow which has a 5 ¾ inch envelope closure and regular seams. Elle Silk also produces an Oxford style pillowcase which has a three-inch decorative flange but this style is more of a “sham” than a pillowcase. These are the pillowcases that are included in the sheet sets (more on that in our discussion of sheet sets below).
Elle Silk Safety
While silk is naturally hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and resistant to mold and mites, Elle Silk does NOT appear to have engaged any independent safety rating such as OEKO-TEX®. We cannot find any language on the website or labels on the products indicating that the silk has been tested for safety. This is a serious concern that should be given the utmost consideration.
Elle Silk Company / Companion Products
Elle Silk sells silk sheets and duvet covers; silk pillowcases in two styles; silk blankets; silk robes and sleepwear; silk kids’ bedding; and a limited range of silk accessories. Products are available in 22 and 25 momme weight. The company offers many personalization / customization options including printing on silk scarves; sizing choices for silk sheets; and made to order sleepwear. According to the website, Elle Silk is based in Hangzhou, China and Como, Italy. There is a blog on the website that is fairly robust, but the individual posts are awkwardly worded and read as though they have been poorly translated from another language.
Elle Silk Packaging
The 22 momme classic pillowcase comes well-protected in a paper fabric envelope inside a plastic sleeve. It is utilitarian and fairly attractive, but probably not suitable for gifting as is.
Elle Silk Price
The classic 22 momme silk pillowcase in standard size is $39, which is an appealing price. However, there is a big catch. You MUST purchase TWO at a time for a total of $78. Additionally, you will pay approximately $20 to ship those pillowcases to you. Therefore, your minimum total would be around $100 for two standard pillowcases delivered. There is NO option to purchase fewer than two pillowcases. For reference, the price of a four-piece Queen silk sheet set from Elle Silk is $746 (flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two Oxford-style pillowcases).
Elle Silk Shipping
You will pay for shipping unless your order is more than $150. All items are shipped by “worldwide courier” likely from the factory in China. The website says that your product will arrive within 7 to 15 business days which we believe to be a minimum time frame given current shipping delays.
Elle Silk Customer Service
Elle Silk is based in China and Italy. Our best guess is that products are sent directly from the factory. The customer service option on the website is email only; there is NO phone number. There is also no option for ordering swatch samples of the fabric to review.
- Pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A in 28 color options
- Machine washable
- Not independently certified for safety
- Wide range of silk bedding in 22 and 25 momme, children’s bedding, sleepwear, accessories
- Envelope closure with 5 ¾ inch flap
- Basic packaging
- Company based in China/Italy
- Must by at least two pillowcases/$20 to ship unless order is more than $150
- Shipped from China; 15 business days
- No customer service telephone or swatch samples
Mulberry Park Silks Pillowcase
Mulberry Park Silks Quality
The Mulberry Park Silks Standard 22 momme pillowcase is made from 100 percent mulberry silk, Grade 6A, the highest quality silk in the marketplace. Our natural silk pillowcase comes in ten colors: White, Ivory, Sand, Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Quartz, Steel Blue, Black, Sage, and Plum. All Mulberry Park Silks products certified by OEKO-TEX® to ensure safety and hand- or machine washable.
Mulberry Park Silks Design
Our pillowcase features a French seam all the way around for a clean, tailored look that won’t require special ironing after wash. It also has a generous 8” envelope closure to hold the pillow securely in place. The silk charmeuse weave is lustrous and soft with a matte finish on the reverse.
Mulberry Parks Silk Safety
Along with being naturally hypoallergenic and non-irritating. Mulberry Park Silks products are certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® to ensure safety. You will see the OEKO-TEX® label on our products and the logo on our website. 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 and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. This is an essential health and safety component; we believe you should purchase only pillowcases that have been independently certified to be non-toxic and safe!Learn more about OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 here.
Mulberry Park Silks Company / Companion Products
Mulberry Park Silks is a luxury silk bedding and accessories company. We offer a silk bedding made from pure long strand mulberry silk and a robust accessory collection (including scrunchies, scarves, silk eye mask, aromatherapy pillow and more). Pure silk bed sheets are available in a range of colors and in Full, Queen, King, and Cal King sizes. Flat sheet and fitted sheet available individually or as a bed sheet set (including pillowcases). Silk sheets and pillowcases come in 19, 22, and 30 momme weights (higher than the Elle Silk best of 25 momme). Pillowcases come in Standard, Queen, and King. We also sell silk children’s bedding (crib/toddler bed sheets), a silk duvet cover and a Euro sham. Mulberry Park Silks is a US-based company, with both headquarters and warehouse located in Branford, CT. There are extensive care guides and an informative, easy-to-read blog on our website.
Mulberry Park Silks Packaging
Mulberry Park Silks Standard pillowcase comes in a heavy-duty gift box that is stylish, sturdy, and ready to present.
Mulberry Park Silks Price
$55 includes free shipping. You can purchase as few as one pillowcase at a time! For reference, the price of a four-piece Queen size silk sheet set from Mulberry Park Silks is $630 (flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases).
Mulberry Park Silks Shipping
Mulberry Park Silks offers FREE standard shipping on all products.
Mulberry Park Silks Customer Service
Mulberry Park Silks is easily reachable by phone or email. You will be connected with a member of our design team to help with any questions you have. We also have a complimentary swatch sample program that allows you to order a FREE sample of the silk you are considering.
- Pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A, in ten color options
- Machine washable
- OEKO-TEX® certified for safety through every step of the process. Independent certification from outside institute
- Full line of silk bedding including sheets, duvet covers, baby/toddler/youth and accessories
- Comfortable envelope closure with generous flap 8-inch to hold pillow in place, French seams
- Stunning gift box
- Company based in USA
- Retail price includes shipping from well-established courier leaving from Connecticut
- Customer service available by email AND phone
- Complimentary swatch samples to review color
Comparing Elle Silk to Mulberry Park Silks Pillowcase and Sheet Sets
Mulberry Park Silks
22 Momme Silk Pillowcase
|Standard, Queen, King||Standard, Queen, King|
|10 colors||28 colors|
|100 percent pure mulberry silk
Grade 6A (highest)
|100 percent pure mulberry silk
Grade 6A (highest)
|Envelope, generous 8-inch flap holds pillow securely||5.75 inch closure|
|French seams for a tailored look||Plain seam|
|STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®||NO SAFETY CERTIFICATION|
|Machine or hand wash||Machine or hand wash|
|Pillowcases, sheets, duvet covers, shams, crib/toddler sheets, toddler pillowcases, travel, and hair accessories, eye pillows, sleep masks
Pillows and sheets in 19, 22, and 30 momme
|Pillowcases, sheets, duvet covers, blankets; sleepwear, kids bedding, accessories.
Silk bedding comes in 22 and 25 momme. Custom sizes and printing on silk scarves.
|Attractive, sturdy gift box ready for gifting||Paper fabric envelope inside plastic sleeve|
|$55, free shipping||$39 but MUST by TWO and shipping will be approx. $20 additional for minimum $99|
Sheet Sets Price (Queen)
|Free, three to five days within the United States
UPS, USPS, FedEx
|$19.99 seven to 15 business days from China
Free if the order is over $150+
Company Based In
|Email, call, speak to the design team for help and suggestions||Email only|
Free Swatch Samples
Our recommendation: Mulberry Park Silks
There are a number of good reasons to choose Mulberry Park Silks over Elle Silk pillowcases:
- Only Mulberry Park Silk products are independently certified to be safe by OEKO-TEX®. Having your silk pillowcase and products certified by an outside lab/testing organization should be absolutely non-negotiable. Do not buy ANY silk that is not certified to be safe or non-toxic.
- Elle Silk pricing is misleading. While a Standard Silk pillowcase is technically priced at $39, you CANNOT purchase only one. You must purchase two for $78 AND pay approximately $20 shipping.
- When it comes to bed sheets (and of course, once you fall in love with a silk pillowcase, you will want to consider bedsheets) the price of Elle Silk escalates. In fact, a set of queen bed sheets from Elle Silk costs $116 more than queen bed sheets from Mulberry Park Silks. We think Elle Silk is using their ostensibly “low priced” pillowcases to lure customers who will then wind up paying much more for shipping and other products.
- Elle Silk is based in China. Your products will take 15 business days to arrive (and we think that is a generous estimate given current shipping delays). Mulberry Park Silks ships your items from Connecticut in 3 to 5 days via UPS or FedEx.
- Elle Silk is reachable for customer service only by email. Mulberry Park Silks is a U.S.-based company that you can email, chat, sms or call with any question or concern. Our design team is here to give you the finest customer service. You can even order complimentary silk swatches to review at home before you purchase your items.
At Mulberry Park Silks, we welcome comparison to any of our competitors. Please take a moment to read a comparison of Mulberry Park Silks pillowcases vs. Blissy pillowcases here, Thx Silk here, and Slip pillowcases here.
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.