Listed below are some myths about silk bed sheets that you must know.
All Silk Sheets Are The Same
Today, there are lots of different silk sheets on the market. Do you know how to compare sheets?
Mommes (mm) is a unit traditionally used to measure the quality of silk fabrics.
New users can choose silk sheets range from 6 – 30mm. And many people think 19mm provides the best balance of strength, look and affordability.
Silk Sheet Types
|Charmeuse Silk||mulberry silk worm||a high luster and less friction|
|China Silk||mulberry silk worm||a sandy matte finish|
|Tussah Silk||wild silk worm||lower quality, have knots in the texture|
Silk Sheets Are Slippery
Since silk sheets are often mistaken for impostor satin “silks” made of polyester, many people think silk sheets are slippery.
In fact, real silk sheets actually have a very soft feel, and they have less friction than your run-of-the mill cotton sheets.
Silk Is Delicate & Will Not Last For Long
Silk is a strong fabric for its weight, and it requires gentle care to keep it in top condition.
Heavier weight quality silk around 19mm or more can be used for many years as long as you care for them properly.
Silk Sheets Need Dry Cleaning
In fact, as long as you have silk-friendly detergent, you can wash good quality silk sheets by using machine with a gentle cycle.
Silk Sheets Shrink When Washed
With proper care, high quality will not shirk after washing.
Silk Sheets Will Catch My Skin
Stain “silk” from polyester will catch your skin if your hand is very rough and calluses.
However, you will not have any trouble to touch 100% pure silk which is softer in texture and very smooth to the touch.
Silk Sheets Are Chemically Processed
Although some cheaper silk sheets may be bleached, high quality silk sheets are naturally white and do not require bleaching.
Mulberry silk is made from silk worms raised in a temperature controlled environment, no predator. Thus, silk production does not require pesticides or herbicides.