Each fabric is different, so is silk. To measure the quality of silk fabric when shopping for silk products, we must keep in mind the 3 key points: Weave, Momme Weight & Thread Count.
Type of Weave
Our silk fabric for bedding products is Charmeuse weave which is one side dull and one shiny. Charmeuse weave is strong and delicate with a fabulous sheen and texture. Charmeuse is not overly shiny or slippery, unlike a satin weave. We use small-width looms to produce charmeuse weave silk, for this ‘old school’ technique not only can ensure the finest fabric but also maintain industry-leading quality.
Momme refers to weight. And, momme weight is a standard way of measuring the weight of silk. It describes the weight of 100 yards of silk, 45 inches wide, in pounds. For instance, if the fabric weighs 15 pounds, it has a momme weight of 15. If the silk bedding has at least 19 momme, you can use it for a long time. A piece of silk with a momme weight range of 19 – 25 is strong and durable yet delicate enough to capture the classic light feel of silk we love.
Denser threads will make the delicate silk more durable. However, there is no thread count listed on most silk products.
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
- 19MM Silk Sheets: Thread Count 400
- 22MM Silk Sheets: Thread Count 600
- 25MM Silk Sheets: Thread Count 800
- 30MM Silk Sheets: Thread Count 1200
In a word, you should look at the momme weight and the type of weave when buying silk.
Our silk is made from Mulberry silk and woven with care into a luxurious 19, 22 & 25 momme Charmeuse weave.