Things You Need to Know About Mulberry Silk
Why Mulberry Silk?
Mulberry Silk is the highest grade of silk you can find in the market. So, what makes mulberry silk so good? Mulberry silk is produced by silkworms. These silkworms have a rich diet consisting mulberry leaves and they produce a stronger, shinier silk fibre than other silk sources. One of the benefits of our mulberry silk is that it is 100% natural, odourless and hypoallergenic. Silk sericin is a natural macromolecular protein that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction. Hence, mulberry silk bedding is a safer choice for those with allergies.
It is important to watch out for any mulberry silk products when shopping as often times, they are mixed with other materials such as polyester and satin silk components. At White Trousseau, our mulberry silk products are made of 100% pure mulberry silk. We practice what we preach!
What is momme?
Momme(mm) is used to measure density of silk fabrics and provide understanding of the quality in a silk fabric. Higher mm means stronger, shinier and more durable the silk is.
How to Identify Silk?
- Burn silk – The scent of burnt silk should smell very similar to human hair.
- Burnt Silk Residue – The ash of burnt silk should be black, crispy and can be easily grinded into powder whereby fake silk will leave a sticky residue which is difficult to break apart.
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