What Is Mulberry Silk, And Why Is It Better For Bedding?

What Is Mulberry Silk, And Why Is It Better For Bedding?

Silk has been known for its luxurious feel and beautiful sheen for centuries. Mulberry silk is the highest quality among all types of silk due to its unique properties. In this article, we will explore what sets Mulberry silk apart from other silks, its benefits, and how to choose the best silk bedding.

What is Mulberry silk?

When it comes to silk, not all types are created equal. Mulberry silk is made from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori silkworm, which feeds exclusively on the leaves of the Mulberry tree. As a result, silk fibres are ultra-thin, long and smooth, which makes them ideal for weaving into a fine, lustrous fabric with a more uniform texture and a higher sheen than other types of silk. It's also much softer and more durable.

Other silks are produced by silkworms that feed on various leaves (but not from the Mulberry tree). While these fabrics have unique characteristics, they are typically considered lower quality than Mulberry silk due to their less uniform appearance, coarser texture and irregular surface.

Mulberry silk is recognised as the most deluxe silk in the world, and for a good reason. Beyond its appearance, the unique health and beauty benefits of Mulberry silk set it apart from other types of silk and make it the fabric of choice for luxury bedding.

Here are some of the silk benefits (to name a few):

  1. Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial – an ideal choice for people with allergies or sensitive skin
  2. Moisture-wicking – regulates body temperature and prevents sweat build-up
  3. Anti-aging – contains 18 natural amino acids that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  4. Soft and smooth – helps to soothe and calm the skin, reduces pressure points and prevents wrinkles caused by sleeping in certain positions
  5. Excellent thermal insulator – keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer
  6. Strong and durable – a long-lasting choice for bed linen and quilts

Grades and Quality of Mulberry Silk

Mulberry silk has different grades and quality levels that can impact the fabric's texture, sheen, and overall feel. The highest quality Mulberry silk is known as "Grade A" and is made up of long, thin, continuous fibres that are carefully sorted and processed to ensure a uniform texture and appearance.

Lower grades of Mulberry silk, such as Grade B or Grade C, may have shorter fibres, uneven texture, or other imperfections that can impact the quality and appearance of the fabric. Although lower grades of Mulberry silk may be cheaper than Grade A silk, they have a less luxurious feel and aren't as durable.

Within the Grade A category, a subcategory known as Grade 6A is considered the highest quality and most luxurious.

With proper care, silk bedding made from Grade 6A Mulberry silk (such as ours) can offer a comfortable, restful night's sleep for years to come.

Buying silk bedding

In summary, Mulberry silk is a luxurious and high-quality fabric that is perfect for silk bed sheets and silk quilts. In addition, its unique properties make it both comfortable and practical, providing a deluxe and cosy sleeping experience that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning.  

Whether you're looking to upgrade your bedding or simply enjoy the feel of this luxurious fabric, be sure to choose 6A Grade Mulberry silk.

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