Silk FAQs

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Do you have children’s silk products?

All of the Silk products can be used by adults, children or toddlers. If you need customized bedding size, contact us.

Where does your silk come from?

They are from China. Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China with some of the earliest examples found as early as 3,500 BC. It is still the biggest manufacturer of silk. Other countries producing silk in substantially lower volumes are Thailand and India, but their silk quality is not as smooth. Italy also makes beautiful silk but it is used predominately for garments, not silk bedding.

Are your silks 100% pure?

Yes the majority of our fabrics are 100% pure silk. The ones that are not, for example velvet, silk/viscose satin and other mixed fabrics, then these are clearly marked.

How is my order sent? How quickly will I get my order?

We ship the products via DHL/ UPS/ FEDEX/ EMS. For customers in America, Canada and Australia, then it can take 4 – 5 days. During holiday season, the time will become longer.

Are your silks washable?

Yes all our silks are hand washable and if they are dyed or printed, they have already gone through a wash as part of the process.

We recommend that you hand wash your fabric, scarf or finished garment in tepid water and a mild detergent. Once rinsed, gently squeeze out the excess water (do not wring when wet) and lay flat between towels until you are ready to iron. Iron damp on the reverse with a fairly hot iron.

Will the silk shrink and should I wash it before making up?

If it is one of our dyed or printed silks then it has already gone through a washing process so you don’t need to do it again. If you are using our natural white silk then it may be worth washing it before making up as you may get a very small amount of shrinkage. A fabric such as georgette will appear to shrink quite a bit after washing however it will easily pull back out with ironing. If you are at all concerned then just give us a call or drop us an email to double check.

Is there any danger of burning the silk with an iron?

Only if you leave a hot iron resting on it for an extended period of time! But seriously, don’t be nervous of silk, it’s actually pretty tough stuff. But please do not wring it when it is wet.

What thread should I use to sew silk?

We use ordinary Gütermann threads. We don’t use pure silk thread as it tends to knot too easily.

Why should i use a silk pillowcase or sleeping cap?

Sleeping on silk has many known beauty benefits. Unlike cotton, which draws moisture from your skin, silk is a natural fibre that keeps your skin hydrated whilst you sleep helping to reduce unwanted bed creases when you wake.

Sleeping on silk also allows your hair to glide smoothly along the pillowcase reducing hair breakage, split ends and frizzy bed hair. Many hairdressers recommend their clients sleep on silk to prolong the life of their blow dry.

Our 100% silk sleeping caps are perfect for looking after long hair, curly hair, hair extensions or keeping your hair looking perfect for the next day.

What weight are your silk pillowcases?

Our silk pillowcases are made with 19, 22 or 25 momme 100% mulberry silk.

What Is Momme Weight?

Momme, actually pronounced as moe-me, is a unit of measurement for silk fabric. It is a measure of the weight of silk fabric. The more weight that a silk has, the longer the silk will last.

Can I iron my silk pillowcase?

Yes, always use a cool iron and iron your pillowcase inside out.

How did silk originate?

Once upon a time there lived a Chinese empress, Si Ling Chi, who watched a silkworm spinning its cocoon while on her morning walk through the royal gardens. She dreamed of clothing herself entirely with fabric made only from these fine, shimmering threads. Such was the beginning of the breeding of silkworms 5000 years ago, and even today the principles remain the same.
Another less romantic but more convincing explanation is that some ancient Chinese women found this wonderful silk by chance. When they were picking up fruits from the trees, they found a special kind of fruit, white but too hard to eat, so they boiled the fruit in hot water but they still could hardly eat it. At last, they lost their patience and began to beat them with big sticks. In this way, silk and silkworms were discovered. And the white hard fruit is a cocoon!

What exactly is silk?

Silk is the fine thread with which a silkworm spins its cocoon. The silkworm pupates in its cocoon and emerges 20 days later as a moth. The thread which is produced by the spinning glands of the silkworm is the finest and strongest natural fibre in the world. Silk is a protein fibre, meaning that it is chemically quite similar to human skin. Because of this, silk is an ideal “second skin”.

Why is silk so special?

  • Silk Shines — Because of silk’s unique sheen, colors radiate and assume a illuminate character. This gleaming, however, is not the only quality of silk.
  • Silk Caresses — Thanks to its extremely fine and smooth fibre structure, silk flows in a supple and soft way.
  • Silk Insulates — Silk cools and warms simultaneously. Silk garments are perfect for Summer and Winter. Silk worn as a second layer underneath warms without being bulky. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe. Silk contributes to your well-being.
  • Silk Wears — In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust. Its smooth surface resists soil and odors well. Silk is wrinkle and tear resistant, and dries quickly.
  • Silk is Safe — Because of its protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. That means it’s less likely to cause allergic reactions to the wearer. Silk is also fire retardant. It keeps fire from spreading to its neighborhood, even if it catches fire.
  • Silk Flatters — Silk has been celebrated throughout history: Princesses are clad in silken robes and noblemen in silken capes. 2000 years ago, Chinese poets wrote of the harmonizing virtues of silk clothing. Silk remains a magical fabric with often subtle benefits.
  • Silk is naturally wrinkle-resistant, glossy, hypoallergenic, and easy to care for. Other fabrics can only claim these qualities after being treated with additives.

Is silk difficult to take care? What needs to be done?

Silk is amongst the most easy fabrics to take care of. Also our fabric is produced keeping in mind your cleaning requirements. Our fabric is built to last and last well. However, as a rule, it is advisable to clean silk as little as possible, because silk will lose its special sheen if it is repeatedly or wrongly cleaned. Silk should only be dry cleaned professionally. In the case of an emergency, we have, however, added here some guidelines for keeping your silk clean and special as only silk can be.

  • Chemical: Petroleum ether, turpentine, spirit of wine, benzine, benzene, surgical spirit, acetone and methanol are all flammable and must only be used in small quantities.
  • Washing: Wash only with very mild soaps and only in a slow and tumble mode.
  • Ironing: Use regular iron boxes with usual instructions for use on silks. Iron only after drying and hang to dry indoors, never in direct sunlight.
  • Stains: Most stains will require expert help from a professional fabric care specialist.
  • Blends: Care for blends on the same lines as pure silks.

Why should I use silk instead of cotton underclothes?

Whilst both fabrics are natural products, silk has the advantage over cotton as it is a protein fibre of animal origin rather than a vegetable fibre and has the ability to mimic human hair.

The long strands of silk provide a smooth, friction free garment which will not irritate the skin, even on the most active toddler.

In addition, silk is capable of maintaining a stable body temperature in whatever climate and absorbing up to 1/3 rd of its weight in moisture before it begins to feel damp.

These are important features for children with eczema as cotton garments can feel cold when they get damp and encourage the child to sweat more and lose further moisture to keep warm.

Is your silk mulberry silk?

Yes. All our silk beddings & silk clothes are made from 100% pure mulberry silk, produced from silkworms that are fed on mulberry leaves. That is why it is called mulberry silk.

Is your silk mulberry silk or chameuse silk?

Mulberry silk & chameuse silk are two different concepts. Mulberry silk is the ingredient (means it is pure silk that comes from cultivated silk worms that fed on mulberry leaves) while chameuse silk is the final product, it means they use 100% mulberry silk fibers to weave into charmeuse weave. (Silk fiber can also be weave into many other type of silk fabrics, such as silk chiffon, silk habotai, silk crepe, silk taffeta…etc)

What are the thread counts of your silk?

Thread count of our silk fabric is 400 – 800.

However, thread count is a quality measuring standard for cotton, not silk. Silk quality is measured by it’s weight, and momme is the traditional density unit for silk. The higher the momme number, the heavier and better quality the silk.

Most in the markets are only 16 – 19 momme but ours is 19 – 30 momme, the best weight for durable silk bedding. High momme silk (higher than 22) is very rare and very expensive, and is actually overkill. You do not need to spend more money since 22 momme silk is strong enough to last for years.

What is charmeuse silk and what is satin silk?

Silk is a natural protein fibre which can be woven into different types of textiles including silk chiffon, silk crepe, silk shantong, silk habotai, and silk charmeuse/satin. In other words, charmeuse and satin are specific types of weaves.

No one uses silk chiffon to make silk bedding since it is so flimsy and light weight. Most people use silk habotai and silk charmeuse to make silk bedding. Habotai silk is a lighter weight silk that is only about 15 momme, decent enough to make silk bedding, but it will not last for a long time. Also, habotai weave does not have a smooth silky surface like charmeuse. The preferred and more luxurious choice of silk for bedding is charmeuse weave silk.

Charmeuse weave and satin weave are essentially the same tight, heavy weight weave with a glossy surface and a dull back. We use the word “charmeuse” instead of the word “satin” because “satin” or “sateen” has been “hijacked” by polyester manufacturers who use polyester fibers in a satin weave to create the illusion of silk, and then incorrectly call it satin. The correct thing to do is to call it “polyester satin” not just satin since satin describes only the weave, not the fiber content. Our silk beddings are made from top grade 100% silk, in charmeuse weave. Charmeuse silk is so beautiful that top designers use it to make couture gowns for celebrities to wear on the red carpet.

How long will my silk sheets lasts?

With the right care and usage, silk sheets should last for average around 1 to 3 years. But there are also other elements that exist in each individual households that might affect it’s life span, e.g. weight of user, tossing and turning patterns of the sleeper, frequency of wash (Try not to wash the sheets too frequently), type of water in the area, surface of the mattresses, type of mattress , dryness in the room because of heater use…..etc.

What is involved in raising silkworms?

Silkworms raised for textile production take extraordinary care, requiring quiet and sanitary conditions, and feed on cultivated mulberry leaves. In fact, raising mulberry trees for silkworms is a significant industry in Asia.

How does silk compare with other fibres?

Natural silks are superior in strength to any plant or animal fiber. In spite of its delicate appearance, natural silks are strong, yet lightweight and supple; and are known to be cool in summer, yet surprisingly comfortable in winter. Silks made from silk fibre demand special care. Customer’s should understand silk’s characteristics and use and care recommendations to maintain and extend the life of the silk. Silk should not be stored in a plastic bag or exposed to strong sunlight. Silk is a strong fibre but can be weakened by perspiration, deodorants and sunlight. Silk is absorbent so it dyes easily, some dye colors tend to bleed and fade more readily. Sunlight will fade silk items and turn white silk garments yellow.

What parts of the world are known for their silk?

While silk comes from Asia, primarily China and Japan, France became famous for its production of finished silk fabrics, which explains French names such as dupioni and peau de soie for silk weaves.

Should You Wash New Silk Sheets Before First Use

New silk sheets smell nice and are wrinkle-free. New silk sheets come in different colors. With proper care, you not only can prolong the durability of your silk sheets but also can enjoy their new look.

You don’t need to wash new silk sheets if your skin is reasonably robust and your nose sufficiently tolerant, or if you just can’t be bothered. And, this method helps you save water, electricity and laundry detergent. Do not wash the silk sheets unless it is dirty.

You wash or don’t wash new 100% mulberry silk sheets according to your personal preference. You should wash if you like your silk sheets soft and smelling nicely. You don’t need to wash if you want to save work, time and money.

Can Silk Pillowcases Reduce Your Chemical Exposure

Silk pillowcases can reduce your chemical exposure.

Silk is a natural protein fiber made from silk cocoons. Silkworm spins a thread out of material from its own body, and winds around itself, forming a cocoon. If the cocoon are not disturbed, in the ordinary life process of the silkworm a moth would come out. The moth would lay eggs and die, and the process would start over again. Silkworms live in very clean room and eat mulberry leaves which is 100% organic food for them. Thus, the living environment of silkworm, and the production process of silk is 100% clean and chemical-free. No pesticides at all.

Compared with other textiles like cotton surrounded by pesticides to ensure the living of cotton plant, and polyester which is made from oil, silk is indeed the best natural, chemical-free fabric we can find nowadays.

Can Silk Pillowcases Reduce Bed Head & Split Ends

Silk pillowcases can reduce bed head & split ends.

Silk is softer than satin fabric in feel and silk Charmeuse fabric affords a more subtle reduction in friction.

Sleeping on silk allows your hair to glide smoothly along the pillowcase reducing hair breakage, split ends and frizzy bed hair.

Can Silk Pillowcases Keep Your Face Healthy

Silk pillowcases can keep your face healthy.

  1. Provide benefits to your skin and hair through reduced friction.
  2. Silk is a natural protein, a very good thermal insulator, helping you to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in winter.
  3. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and is resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites.

Can I Iron Silk Sheets And Silk Pillowcase

Yes, always use a cool iron and iron your silk sheets/ silk pillowcase inside out.

It’s recommend to use irons with a silk setting, although the lowest temperature setting usually works on irons without this setting.

Does Silk Make You Feel Cold

No.

In fact, silk can keep us warm and cozy although it can feel cool to the touch. Silk can be both warm and cozy or it can cool us down because it can regulate body temperature. For example, silk pajamas will keep you warmer than flannel in the winter. Since silk can retain warmth, silk is used to make some winter gear for hiking and skiing.

We find more and more users praise our silk comforters for being too warm. Silk will offer a wonderful, restful sleep whether you live in a hot or cold climate. Silk can adapt to whatever your body needs.

Do We Need to Fold Silk Blanket or Silk Quilt Often

Are you used to folding silk quilts or silk blankets after getting up in the morning? Folding them every day is a good idea or bad idea?

Scientists find that waking up without folding the quilt is more helpful to health. Their latest research results show that, without folding quilt can effectively limit the growth of bed mites and dust mites, reducing dust allergy and asthma symptoms.

Each cotton bed, even if in a very neat family, have at least 15 million bedclothes mites and dust mites far less than 1 mm depending on the body’s natural edible bursa of the skin and produce various allergies to the human body, according to statistics of scientists. Even with silk bedding, there are still lots of them.

Once person leaves the bed, the wet water will soon be released. If the quilt remains the same, the moisture in the air cannot enter the quilt, thus various mites eventually die of thirst.

In a word, do not fold your quilt often, only fold them if you want to store them in the closets.

Do We Need To Dry Clean Silk Sheets

We don’t need to dry clean silk sheets, unless the label says “DRY CLEAN ONLY”. Hand wash in cold water is a common-use method for cleaning silk sheets, and is the sheets are machine washable, we can even wash it with washing machine.

Do Silk Filled Comforters/ Duvets Have A Distinctive Odor

Silk, being a natural product does have a distinctive odour. This can often be mistaken for a slight chemical-like smell, but is just the natural odour of pure silk. In our experience the odour can be noticed when the duvets are first opened. This will usually dissipate after a few hours and is completely gone after a few days. Some duvet manufacturers bleach the silk before the manufacturing process to get rid of this smell. However, this totally undermines the natural properties of silk. PandaSilk silk filled comforters/duvets are 100% natural, and are not manufactured using any harmful chemicals; as a result these products may have a natural silk odour.

Do Silk Filled Comforters Have A Special Odor

Silk, being a natural product does have a special odor, but it’s not chemical-like smell. It’s natural, healthy odor generated by the fibroin element in silk fiber.

Silk (78% protein) is much stiffer than wool in spite of both being proteins made from amino acids chains. Silk emitted by the silkworm consists of two main proteins, sericin and fibroin, fibroin being the structural center of the silk, and serecin being the sticky material surrounding it.

Our silk filled comforters are 100% natural, and are not manufactured using any harmful chemicals; as a result these products may have a natural silk odor.

The odor of natural silk comforters can be noticed when the package is opened for the first time, and it will dissipate after a few hours and is completely gone after a few days.

Is Silk Eco-Friendly

Silk (mulberry silk generally) is environmentally friendly because they are produced by insects (silkworms) and the process of making silk fabric from cocoons generates no harmful substances.

Is Silk A Good Insulator

YES. Silk is a natural insulator. Depending on the temperature, silk duvets either draw heat away from the body, or traps in the warmth. In the winter, the large fibres in silk duvets, reduce heat loss from the body, but in summer, the silk fleece sheds surplus heat by wicking away moisture from your body – keeping you cool and comfortable. This also means that one silk duvet/quilt will satisfy two sleepers with different warmth needs.

Is Silk A Breathable Fabric Like Cotton

Silk is a natural fiber so it is breathable to a certain extent. However, much depends on the the thickness of the fiber, the tightness of the weave, etc.

We recommend you choose silk bedding made of 22MM mulberry silk and silk clothes made of 19MM mulberry silk.

Silk’s lightweight nature and breathable qualities ensure a regulated, even, sleep temperature with no added chemicals for a healthier sleeping environment.

Is Investing In Silk Sheets Worth It

Silk sheets are much more expensive than a set of low thread count cotton blend sheets. However, it’s worth investing in silk sheets.

Silk sheets, soft and luxurious, come from silkworms but don’t get grossed out. Silk fiber is a kind of 100% natural protein spun by silkworms. It is truly difficult and tricky to raise silkworms and harvest their cocoons. Making 1 pound of raw silk requires roughly 3000 silkworm cocoons.

Silk sheets are hypoallergenic, which helps allergy sufferers. Silk sheets have the remarkable ability to keep us warm in cold days and cool in warm days. Silk allows our reflected body heat to dissipate, helping us maintain a stable temperature. Silk sheets are a wise choice for people who tend to overheat when using conventional bedding.

Why Should We Choose Silk Sheets

Can you separate silk from cotton? They have similar packaging and colors, but totally different properties.

It is generally believed that the best silk on the market today is mulberry silk sheets. And, only this type of silk can endure the constant use normal bedding has. Other silk sheets such as Habotai silk lacks the durability of mulberry silk sheets. But, Habotai silk sheets are softer than mulberry silk sheets, for Habotai silk sheets are often sand washed during the production process. In general, although Habotai silk becomes soft, its limited durability will be destroyed during this process.

Silk sheets are hypoallergenic, which helps allergy sufferers. Silk sheets have the remarkable ability to keep us warm in cold days and cool in warm days. Silk allows our reflected body heat to dissipate, helping us maintain a stable temperature. Silk sheets are a wise choice for people who tend to overheat when using conventional bedding.

Why Should I Use A Silk Pillowcase or Sleeping Cap

Sleeping on silk has many known beauty benefits. Unlike cotton, which draws moisture from your skin, silk is a natural fibre that keeps your skin hydrated whilst you sleep helping to reduce unwanted bed creases when you wake.

Sleeping on silk also allows your hair to glide smoothly along the pillowcase reducing hair breakage, split ends and frizzy bed hair. Many hairdressers recommend their clients sleep on silk to prolong the life of their blow dry.

Why Is Silk So Expensive

In general, you have to spend hundreds of dollars buying a set of silk bedding. Why silk is so expensive? Who can tell me?

A yard of woven silk cloth needs almost 3,000 silk cocoons. It takes a whole lot of mulberry leaves to produce those cocoons. After eating 200 pounds of leaves, the worms grow 70 times their original size to produce one pound of silk!

Now, you will know why silk is so costly.

Who Discovered Silk Road

In the 3rd Century B.C., Chinese silk fabrics were beginning to find their way throughout the whole of Asia, and were transported overland to the west, and by sea to Japan.

In 1877, Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905), a prominent geographer and the uncle of the World War I flying ace, produced a five-volume map of China. One map showed a single line connecting Europe and China, which he called the “Silk Road,” and the name stuck.

Which Is Best Fabric For Sleepwear? Silk Vs. Cotton

Although both fabrics are natural products, silk sleepwear has the advantage over cotton as it is a protein fibre of animal origin rather than a vegetable fibre and has the ability to mimic human hair.

The long strands of silk provide a smooth, friction free garment which will not irritate the skin, even on the most active toddler.

In addition, silk is capable of maintaining a stable body temperature in whatever climate and absorbing up to 1/3 rd of its weight in moisture before it begins to feel damp.

These are important features for children with eczema as cotton garments can feel cold when they get damp and encourage the child to sweat more and lose further moisture to keep warm.

Where To Buy Silk Scarves For Hair

PandaSilk offers silk scarves of various types. There are four main types of scarves available at PandaSilk online shop.

A shawl is a rectangular/triangular/square larger item wrapped around the body or draped over the shoulders. It is worn for decorative purposes (to accent an outfit or cover bare shoulders in formal attire), religious purposes, or to keep warm.

A stole is similar to a shawl, but made of elegant fabric, narrower in width, and long enough to drape around the body. It probably is related to the ancient Roman stola (the woman’s version of the toga). It’s generally worn by women. The wide decorative sash draped over the shoulders for graduation or liturgical purposes is also referred to as a stole and is worn by men and women.

Silk oversized square scarf is worn as a head scarf, worn as a shawl wrapped around the shoulders, or worn around the hips.

A foulard is a larger square scarf than neckscarf . It is usually made of a light material such as silk and can be worn as a head scarf or around the neck or waist. It is traditionally worn by women.

A neckscarf, neckerchief, or bandana is a smaller square scarf usually 20-22 inches wide. Our neckscarf is 21″×21″.

Where Does Your Silk Come From

How Silk is Made: From Silkworm to Silk Fabric

  1. Silkworms eggs

    Silkworms eggs bear a strong likeness to poppy seeds.

  2. Larva (Caterpillar) Stages

    Eat lots of fresh mulberry leaves. Approximately 1 month.

  3. Cocoons >> Silk threads >> Silk Fabric

    A silkworm cocoon is one continuous strand of silk approximately 300m – 900m in length. Once the worms start pupating in their cocoons, individual long fibres are extracted from cocoons and fed into the spinning reel to make silk threads, and then, various types of silk fabric.

We collect silkworm cocoons in Chinese villages and we have factories out there. China is responsible for most of the world’s silk production.

Where Did The Silk Road Originate

The silk road started from Chang’an (now Xian) in the east and ended at the Mediterranean in the west.

The Silk Road connected China with the Iranian world, specifically the city of Samarkand (in today’s Uzbekistan) and the surrounding communities.

Silk Road didn’t connect China and Rome. At least there was no direct traffic during the years of the Roman Empire that we know of. Romans didn’t exchange their gold coins directly for Chinese silk.

When Was the Silk Road Founded

In the 3rd Century B.C., Chinese silk fabrics began to find their way throughout the whole of Asia, and were transported overland to the west, and by sea to Japan. These long itineraries are now known as silk road.

But, the term “Silk Road” didn’t exist at the time of the Silk Road trade and there was no single route across Central Asia. The peoples living along different trade routes referred to the different sections of the road as the “Road to Samarkand” (or whatever the next major city was). It was in 1877, Baron Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905), a prominent geographer and the uncle of the World War I flying ace, produced a five-volume map of China. One map showed a single line connecting Europe and China, which he called the “Silk Road,” and the name stuck.

What’s The Difference Between “Sale” & “Clearance”

Sale is used when a shop wants to sell multiple items fast, especially in a holiday promotion activity. For example, “Christmas Sale! 20% OFF Silk Sheets, 30% OFF Silk Nighties!”Clearance is used when a shop wants to clear a certain batch of goods, usually at unbelievable low price. For example, “End of Summer Clearance! Silk Pillowcase $10, was $40.”

Be sure to opt in our newsletter in order to get our sale or clearance newsletter.

What’s A Silk Filled Comforter

Comforters filled with natural fibers like cotton and silk are the best choice for people with allergies.

Silk is the very latest fiber filling. Silk is extremely light-weight and soft, thus it is closest to natural down in feel. Silk filled comforter can minimize the risk of allergies such as Asthma because silk is hypo-allergenic.

Luxurious silk filled comforter is lightweight for summer, medium weight for other seasons and a combination for winter. Each silk filled comforter is simply unparalleled. Each of them contains over one hundred layers of premium hand-stretched silk.

Silk filled comforters need less filling to be able to achieve the same level of warmth because they have better thermal properties than synthetic. With higher tog rating, you will receive plenty of warmth. Typically, silk filled comforter has a box shape construction. In other words, the silk filled comforter has been specially sewn with even squares. Thus, the filling doesn’t “move around” and no cold spots hence.

What You Need to Know About Satin Sheets

Now, more and more girls like satin sheets that are sleek and soft. And, many single guys like placing satin sheets on their beds.

Satin sheets are smooth and shiny, thus they are very popular. Satin sheets are made of very thin, high thread count fabric like nylon, polyester and acetate. These synthetic fibers are perfect for high thread count fabrics, but are in an entirely different realm than high thread-count cotton. And, the shininess also comes from the synthetic fibers. Satin sheets, made of high thread-count cotton fabric, lack the “shininess” of satin sheets.

Never buy “knit” materials, for their surfaces are going to rougher than you are looking for. However, in department stores, you will find most of the discount satin sheets are made of knit acetate. Looking for “woven” fabric is the only method to get high thread count, smooth, silky action from your satin sheets. But, “woven” fabric is more expensive than “knit” satin sheets.

What Materials Are Pajamas Made of

Pajamas are made of cotton, silk, or rayon.

Which material makes the Best Pajamas?

  • Men or Women who wanted the most warmth against winter nights chose heavyweight cotton flannel pajamas.
  • Men or Women who wanted a balance between comfortable and warm choose Breathable and Eco Friendly mulberry silk pajamas.

What Is The Thread Count of Silk

We use thread count to measure the quality of cotton bedding, the higher the better. But when it comes to silk, Thread Count becomes unimportant. We use Momme weight instead.

In case you want to know our silk bedding thread count, we list it here

What Is the OEKO-TEX? Standard 100

What does oeko-tex certified mean?

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 or ?ko-Tex Standard 100 (sometime misspelled Oktex) is an independent testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of production (fibres, yarns, fabrics, ready-to-use end products, including accessories) along the textile value chain.The label, ‘Confidence in Textiles’ of the product-related Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (textiles tested for harmful substances) is supplemented by the certification of environmentally friendly production facilities according to Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 and by the product label Oeko-Tex Standard 100plus for products tested for harmful substances from environmentally friendly production.

What Is Dupioni Silk

Dupioni Silk is produced from cocoons that are spun by two silkworms together.

This makes Dupioni Silk a strong double-thread silk, usually resulting in a rough yarn and irregularity in sheerness or weight.

Real Dupioni Silk is rare and expensive. Most of the “Dupioni Silk” in the market are fake.

What Is Cultivated Silk & Sericulture

Cultivated Silk is an alternate name of Mulberry Silk, refer to silks that are produced by silkworms eating mulberry leaves.

Sericulture, or silk farming, is the rearing of silkworms for the production of silk. Although there are several commercial species of silkworms, Bombyx mori (the caterpillar of the domesticated silk moth) is the most widely used and intensively studied silkworm.

What is China Silk, Fuji Silk, Washable Silk & Habotai Silk

China Silk, Fuji Silk: Spun Silk, best for lining and crafts; wrinkles; inexpensive, often called washable silk.

Habotai Silk: similar to China Silk except that it’s heavier and wrinkles less; It is a soft, glossy, medium weight silk in ivory. It is popular for silk painting. Mainly used for shirts.

What is Artificial Silk (Faux Silk)

Artificial Silk or Art Silk or Faux Silk means any synthetic fiber which resembles silk, but typically costs less to produce. Artificial silk is a more budget-friendly substitute for silk, and it may be used to make a number of garments. Leaning more information about the synthetic fabric, you can choose when to opt for the artificial variety and when to purchase real silk.

Why Artificial Silk Was Invented

Synthetic silk fabrics may be made with cotton, wool, a blend of these materials, or even real silk. Artificial silk is a popular material in fashion, and it can be used in many garments including: dresses, blouses, scarves and lingerie for women, as well as some shirts and undergarments for men.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Artificial silk is appealing not only because the price is low but because it’s synthetic, the material is more durable when dry than real silk. The smoothness of the artificial silk makes it more comfortable against the skin. And, this smoothness also means that dirt does not adhere to the material. However, special care is required when washing artificial silk, for it has the potential to lose its strength or expansion or swell, which may damage the appearance of the article of clothing.

What Is A Doona In Australia

In Australia a duvet is called a “Doona“, from a trademarked brand name derived from the Old Norse “dunn” meaning “down feathers”. In Danish and Norwegian a duvet is actually called a dyne, which is pronounced similarly to “doona”. Though still registered to the Tontine company, the name “Doona” has become a generic term for a duvet or down quilt.

They mean the same thing:

  • In Australia – Doona or “continental quilt“
  • In Britain/ UK – Duvet
  • In America – Comforter

What Does Non-allergenic, Hypoallergenic or Anti-allergy Duvet Mean

Non-allergenic, Hypoallergenic or Anti-allergy have similar meanings, with minor difference.

  • Non-allergenic means that the item itself shouldn’t cause an allergic reaction, but triggers such as dust mites may still be present.
  • Hypoallergenic or Anti-allergy means the item is intended to prevent or minimize an allergic reaction.

Our mulberry silk bedding products are all Hypoallergenic/ Anti-allergy. Mulberry silk beddings are resistant to dust and house mites, mildew, mould, and rot that attacks other fibres.
Sufferers of asthma, blocked sinuses or other hay fever symptoms, can find relief in silk duvet bedding, as well as those with allergies to down or other synthetic material.

What Are the Best Materials for Pillowcases

We can use different fabrics to make pillowcase. If we don’t know how to choose a suitable one, we should determine which season pillowcase will serve.

Winter

In cold winter, you had better choose flannel pillowcases, for flannel is especially warm and has a velvety texture that feels comforting on cold nights. And, you can make children’s flannel pillowcase with all sorts of festive winter and holiday-themed designs, adding to its appropriateness for the chilly months.

Summer

In summer, you can choose jersey cotton, for this relatively new material is thin, breathes well, and will not get too stuffy. Besides, Jersey cotton highly has absorbent and is easy to wash. Therefore, you can wash it many times if you perspire a great deal during your sleep in the summer.

Spring and fall

In spring and fall, you can make pillowcases of Egyptian cotton.

Egyptian cotton, a luxurious fabric of high thread count, is neither too warm nor too cold. Thus, it appropriates to months that include fluctuating temperatures and guests of great importance.

What Are Oxford Pillowcases

Compared with Housewife pillowcases, Oxford pillowcases are pillowcases that have a fabric border around the edge, usually around 5cm (below bottom).
What Are Oxford Pillowcases