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.

Silk bedding

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.

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