What's So Special About Silk?
As you probably already know, silk is a well-known natural fiber known for its luster, shine, strength, and durability. Silk is made from, you guessed it, silkworms. The insects build cocoons, and the natural protein fiber is extruded or pushed out in one continuous strand, which can then be woven into textiles like silk pajamas, bedding, robes, or any other silk garment. Silk undergoes the same ancient techniques as it did 4,000 years ago to weave the fibers into the fabric we know and love today.
Fun Fact* It takes about 2500 silkworms to spin 1lb of raw silk and 30,000 to get 12lbs of raw silk!
Why Sleep in Silk?
Are you looking for more ways to incorporate silk into your nighttime routine? There's a mile-long list of health and beauty benefits that come along with sleeping on silk bedding. Silk pillowcases are kinder on the skin. Sleeping on a soft, silk pillowcase can help reduce acne, limit aging signs, and help keep sensitive skin happy.
Silk linen is well-known to help regulate body temperature while you sleep. That means no more waking up too hot or in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. Silk helps you stay cool and comfortable throughout the whole night.
The same health and beauty principles apply to silk pajamas. Silk enables your skin to breathe. Just like your luxurious silk sheets help your skin breathe, silk PJs have the same cooling, body temperature-regulating effect. To better understand the quality of silk, Momme is a unit describing the weight of silk thread. For silk nightwear, a momme weight of 16-19 is considered very high quality.
Tip* If you suffer from sensitive skin, pure silk pajamas are less likely to cause rashes or irritations. We suggest choosing a loose-fitting style like a nightdress to keep your skin calm.
Wearing silk pajamas can be so comfortable that you will feel enveloped in luxury. The luster of the material can almost feel like a hug from inside. Silk almost feels delicate to the touch, although it has comparable tensile strength to steel wool. Sleeping in silk pajamas will provide extreme comfort and a quality night’s sleep. Easy to wash, silk is free from wrinkles making you looking elegant and classic at all time. Go for silk not only for its health benefits and comfort but also making you stylish and charming.
How Many Different Types of Silk are There?
Silk is made from a variety of different silkworms, each known for its unique qualities and features. For example, the most prized silk comes from the Bombyx Mori Moth, common in India, Japan, Nepal, and China.
There are four basic types of natural silk: Mulberry silk, Eri silk, Tasar silk, and Muga silk. If you've only heard of mulberry silk, that's probably because mulberry silk contributes around 90% of silk production worldwide. Silkworms that feed on the leaves of the mulberry tree produce the most luxurious silk, making them the most sought-after breed of silkworms.
Various types of fabrics come from silk. Here's a guide to the most common, sought-after types of silk fabrics.
Charmeuse - Charmeuse is soft and lightweight with a nice drape to it. The lustrous shine makes it the perfect silk for lingerie, scarves, and dresses.
Chiffon - Chiffon is a lightweight fabric made from fine twisted fibers. You've probably seen it used for special occasion and wedding dresses to create a flowy appearance.
Crêpe-de-chine - Flowy and soft, crêpe-de-chine is perfect for lightweight and airy summer dresses, blouses, camisole tops, and lingerie.
The Pure Silk Line:
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