Mulberry Silk & Momme Explained

What is Mulberry Silk?

Silk is a natural protein fiber which is made from cocoon of silk worm. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of silkworm which is fed only mulberry leafs in its entire life.silk-cocoon Research has found that the silk produced by silkworms that were fed only mulberry leafs produce the highest grade 6A long strand silk. Hence, this silk is called Mulberry Silk. In order to provide you the best quality of silk, LuxSoie only use 22 momme Mulberry Silk 6A Grade to produce our pillowcase.

 

Momme.. What is that?

When cotton is measured by the thread count, silk is measured by its weight. Momme is pronounced  as “moe-mie” and abbreviated as “mm”.  Momme expresses the weight (in pounds) of a piece of material sized 45 inches by 100 yards. For example, a 100 yard bolt of 22 mm 45” silk would weigh 22 pounds.

The higher the momme the more durable and expensive the silk is. Normally in the market there are 16, 19 and 22 momme. 22 mm is thick and durable enough to provide you with all the silk properties goodness at affordable price. Rest assured! We're only using 22 momme silk weight in making our LuxSoie Silk Pillowcase. This denser weave protects the luster and sheen that silk possess and results in stronger durability. Hence why our pillowcase is machine washable! 

Watch out! If a brand is selling silk pillowcases especially at ridiculously cheap price and fails to mention the momme, this means that the silk they are using is 16 momme (shudder) or even lower, or worse, FAKE silk! So stay away! Remember, Satin Silk & Emulation Silk are NOT silk!

What does OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified Mean?

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a global testing and accreditation program that  sets the standards for the screening of harmful substances in consumer textiles. This means that the fabric is manufactured to the highest standard and coloured using non-toxic dyes. LuxSoie is committed to ensure our customers get the best quality of silk and safe to use. Use with ease as all of our products are OEKO-TEX Standard certified.

 

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