A quality silk pillowcase is compatible with and friendly to human skin. It is recommended to select silk pillowcase with 19 to 25 momme weight. Mommes (mm) is a unit traditionally used to measure the quality of silk fabrics.
Silk Charmeuse fabric made of mulberry silk fibers is the best fabric for silk pillowcases.
Mulberry Silk Fibers
Mulberry silk, a quality fabric with smooth texture and natural properties, is made from the cocoons of the larvae of mulberry silkworms reared in captivity. This silk with long fibers can be used to make sturdy but soft pillowcases. Mulberry silk threads are round, fine, smooth and light, thus they are dyed and woven into cloth, and users can use this cloth to make a strong yet still elegant pillow cover. It is recommended to choose mulberry silk pillowcase because of its waterproof and stain-resistant qualities
Silk Charmeuse Fabric
Charmeuse silk fabric is a silk fabric made with a particular way of weaving, and it has softly muted crepe on one side and the classic shiny shimmery satin on the other. Do not buy plain, thin weaves with uneven textures, such as pongee. Charmeuse pillowcases come in different styles, colors and specifications. Besides, charmeuse pillowcases offer comfortable and breathable, smooth texture.