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Shopping for Silk Sheets- Weight and Thread Count

Are you ready for shopping your own silk sheets? Let’s go for it!

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When looking at silk bed sheets such as silk pillowcases or quilts, thread count is important, but not as important as the “momme” (pronounced like the word “mummy”) weight. Silk is typically measured by momme weight because it is such a fine and light fabric. The higher the momme number on a set of silk sheets, the heavier the fabric. If you are looking at sheets with a momme weight of only 6-9, those sheets are not going be very durable or last long. Silk with a momme weight of 12-19 is good for sheets.

Don’t completely disregard thread count. Look for sheets that have a thread count of at least 400 which is also a necessity for high quality of silk sheets sets.

Long Lasting of silk

Common quilts should be replaced for several years maybe two or three, for there may be parasites on the quilts which will do a harm to person especially for old and young. What will be a good choice for you? The answer is silk!

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High quality silk bedding will last for many years. As long as a silk comforter is not abused, and by abused I mean subjected to harsh detergents and frequent laundering, it can easily last upwards of 20 years. Because natural silk originally repels dirt, odors, and pesky things like dust mites a silk comforter does not need frequent laundering. In fact, many silk experts recommend avoiding laundering of a silk linen unless it is absolutely necessary, such as in the case of spilling something on it. But, they also say a silk duvet should always have a duvet cover to protect it. The duvet cover should be laundered frequently and kept clean, as well as the silk sheets.

Why will high quality silk last for so long? Mulberry silk is the king of silks. It is made from the cocoons of a special type of silkworm that is pampered with a steady around the clock diet of chopped mulberry leaves and a temperature controlled environment free of strong odors and loud noises from the time they are hatched to the time they meet their demise when their cocoons are harvested for their silk. Great care is taken to not allow a moth to hatch from a silkworm after it has spun its cocoon. This is so the long single filament silk thread the silkworm has woven as its cocoon does not get broken.

When the silk filament thread from a single cocoon of a cultivated silkworm is unwound, it can be as long as 1,600 yards. The long threads in mulberry silk along with its natural tendency to adhere and bond with itself creates a fabric that is very durable and long lasting.

Whatever the profit and the advantage, silk bedding all could be the most perfect choice for your whole family.

Distinguish typical momme weight for different silks

Truly understand the momme weight, some skills are given below to distinguish some natural silk whether it is in high quality or inferior one.

The typical momme weight range for a few of the different silks are as follows:

Habutai silk – 5 to 16 momme weight

Raw silk – 35 to 40 momme weight

Chiffon – 6 to 8 momme weight

Gauze – 3 to 5 momme weight

Momme weight is usually shown as “mm.”

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When you are shopping for silk bedding or silk quilt and the salesperson starts talking about “momme weight” you will know exactly what they are talking about. And if he or she tries to sell you silk sheets with a momme weight of 8, you can educate that salesperson and tell him or her that 8 momme weight sheets are too lightweight to be a good choice for silk comforter and that they can try and sell their inferior product to someone else because you are not buying them. You are going to look for higher quality silk sheets that will last you a long time.

Just like you are an expert, and you will get the silk in a reasonable price and high-quality.

Bargain silk, wary choice

Silk is considered as an expensive cost fabric. So some of the venders sometimes promotes a “bargain price” to attract the consumers. However I think you should avoid purchasing silk sheets.WHY?

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In the world of silk bedding you truly do get what you pay for. If you spend $150 dollars (or the equivalent) on a bargain set of silk sheets for your king size bed, you will be getting a bargain set of silk sheets that is made from a lower quality silk and that likely also contains other non silk fibers in the weave. The bargain sheets will not hold up well over time and will be destined for the scrap heap in a short amount of time. It reminds me of a saying my Mom had which went like this, “If it looks like a bargain, feels like a bargain, and smells like a bargain, be very wary because it is probably no bargain at all.”

There are typically only a few occasions where high quality silk bedding sheets will be reduced in price to the point of a being a real bargain. If a color or style is being discontinued manufacturers will discount the silk linen. There may also be periodic sales or special pricing if silk sheets, a silk comforter, and a silk duvet cover are all purchased at the same time.
Do not just fell in love with the price and forget the quality, buying inferior silk bedding indicates you will spend more a year later.

Silk bedding can also be of benefit in the following areas

silk beddingOsteoarthritis – Silk bedding and duvets drape over us, moulding around our bodies which eliminates single points of pressure. Conventional duvets and blankets do not drape over our bodies but rather from a heavier barrier that can cause pain and irritation to sensitive joints. Eliminating single points of pressure can greatly increase the quality and comfort of sleep.

Shingles – Significant relief from Shingles can be gained by using silk bedding. Silk being soft and light creates less pressure, this combined with tightly woven silk sheets enables easier movement and less resistance on the bed sheets. Silk filled duvets can also be of help to shingle sufferers as like silk top sheets, they drape over the body eliminating single points of contact.

Dry skin – Silk has an amazing ability to help our skin reabsorb moisture through the natural occurring amino acids within silk. Absorbing moisture that has been lost during the day while sleeping will aid in rejuvenating the skin throughout the night. This is hugely beneficial to sufferers of both Eczema and dry skin.

Overheating – Silk has the amazing ability to keep us cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool. It does this be allowing our body heat to dissipate. Conventional (down, feather and polyester) duvets work in a similar way to a pressure cooker. As we sleep our body heat is reflected back to us from the duvet and we are kept warm. This however continues to happen throughout the night which causes overheating. Long fibre mulberry silk duvets are manufactured using a layering grid technique which places layer upon layer of silk in a criss cross pattern. This design allows some of our body heat to escape through the duvet, leaving us warm but not hot. Being a more constant temperature throughout the night allows our bodies to have a more relaxing and rejuvenating sleep.

What you need to know about silk linen

Sleeping on silk bed linen is truly wonderful, but like travelling first class on an aeroplane, it’s very difficult to go back to the ordinary once you have tried the best.

Silk bed linen is unlike any other kind of linen. It’s light, soft, airy and at the same time incredibly warm. Silk bedding will easily outlast cotton bedding when cared for in the correct way.

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There are many, many varieties of silk bed linen available. To learn more about the varieties and which varieties are more suited to bed linen than others,

As with most things, you get what you pay for and silk bed linen is no exception. Good quality bed linen will cost more than inferior quality. In silk this is because in good quality linen there is physically more silk in the item than an inferior quality product. Silk is graded in momme and nowhere is silk momme weight more relevant than in silk bedding. Good silk sheets,silk pillowcases and silk duvet covers should be a minimum of 16 momme. Any less and the silk will not be physically strong enough the withstand the rigours silk bedding endures.

An ideal bed linen weight is 19 momme. Heavier weights can be a bit course, whereas lighter weights are too soft and susceptible to rips and tears.

About Silk

MULBERRY SILK

We only use the finest quality A grade 100% long strand mulberry silk in our silk filled products. Our products are designed by us and made in the same traditional way they have been made for centuries in China. The silk threads can be stretched for up to a mile long. Due to its strength once the silk threads have been teased into place and sewn it will not move or bunch and therefore there will be no cold spots.

BODY TEMPERATURE

Unlike cotton, which retains moisture, our silk bedding wicks moisture away from the skin which helps to regulate body temperature. Silk is a natural heat conductor and can adjust it to the ambient temperature of the room. As silk is breathable the excess heat breaths away to help keep the body at a constant temperature throughout the night.

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SOOTHING PROPERTIES

For centuries silk has been recognised for its soothing properties and its ability to relieve skin irritations and poor circulation. Silk has also been attributed with helping hair retain its moisture keeping it shiny and smooth and with keeping facial lines at bay.

NATURALLY HYPOALLERGENIC

Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic fibre, making it ideal for allergy sufferers. Our 100% silk-filled duvets, pillows and toppers have been tested by and awarded the BRITISH ALLERGY FOUNDATION SEAL OF APPROVAL for the removal of house dustmites.

Tips for Washing Silk Sheets

Pure silk sheetSilk sheets keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter; silk also wicks perspiration away from the body which is why it helps keep you cool and leads to its reputation as a breathable fabric. Today, we will introduce how to wash your silk.

Hand wash with shampoo (but don’t use shampoo containing silicone) to save time. We recommend hand washing silk bed sheets, however, you do wish to machine wash silk, please use Delicate Cycle and mild detergent.

While silk is a very resilient fiber, ongoing exposure to full sun will in time, do damage (just like it does to your skin). Machine dries your sheets on the lowest temperature setting and takes them out before they are fully dry.

Always wash silk separately from your other laundry items. Remember to keep the water cool temperature.

Pure silk sheet is a delicate fabric and should be handled with care. However, it is fairly easy to clean. It has a naturally tendency to release dirt quickly and does not always require dry cleaning to keep its quality.

Health benefits of Silk Duvet Cover

silk coverSilk duvets keep you comfortable over a wider range of temperatures, unlike down or polyester which is fairly tog specific.

Silk bedding is naturally hypoallergenic. Silk duvet covers certainly add a bit of class to a bedroom ensemble. You’ll find nothing that can match the sheer luxury of genuine silk flossing up against your skin, or experiencing the mild reflect off the excellent threads. Silk bedding is an environment dust mites find inhospitable. Using silk duvets and bedding can significantly help reduce the number of dust mites living in bedding. The reduction of dust mites can have a direct effect on the quality of sleep to those who suffer from dust mite related allergies.

Sleeping under a silk duvet cover is like sleeping under a light fluffy cloud. Even in the depths of winter it keeps you warm and snuggly. That’s partly because of the natural drape of silk that some people call the “hugging effect”. Which also helps to keep in body heat when it is cold.

Advantages of Silk Bedding

luxury beddingSilk is the natural fiber that is the most suitable for our sleep and skin. A fabric that’s really light in weight, flows really well, and emanates that luxury glow. Silk bed can help you fall asleep in a short while, you will also feel cool in summer without the trouble of wake up in the night because of hot weather.

Everybody hopes to own a beauty sleep each night. Silk bedding is suitable for all seasons as it breathes naturally and adjusts to your body temperature during sleep! Your living room must be a place where you can totally relax after a stressful working days. Hence, the ambience of the bedroom will take an important role that highly dependent on the style of decorating and furnishing, especially feel of your bedding set. Silk is wrinkle resistant as well. If we sleep on our bedding for a whole night, it will look wrinkle next morning. However, if you use luxury bedding, you will be less worried about making bed. Mulberry Silk protein fabric is hard to wrinkle and easy to return to the original appearance.

As we knew, the bed is always take the centerpiece of the room so that you have to make your bedding a elegant appearance and comforter sleeping experience for selecting a suitable luxury silk bedding.