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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are questions that our kind customers asked us in the past.

 

WHY SILK

Keep your face healthy. 

Your face has more contact with your pillowcase than any other fabric. So, if you want to keep your face looking refreshed, your choice in pillowcase is very important. You can learn more about how silk pillowcases help keep your face looking refreshed, healthy and glowing below. 

Help your skin retain moisture. 

Silk helps keep moisture close to your skin and will help your skin stay more hydrated than many fabrics on the market. Sleeping on silk is great option for helping your skin maintain its natural moisture. Save money on expensive moisturizing creams by retaining more moisture in your face to begin with, by sleeping on silk pillowcases.  

Reduce your chemical exposure

We constantly come into contact with chemicals, but you can reduce that chemical exposure during your night’s sleep. Silk is produced from domesticated silk worms that are bred and raised in captivity. They have no predators to defend against and are pampered throughout their life, helping to produce a fine silk fiber with little chemical exposure. In contrast, many fabrics on the marketplace, are produced from chemically intensive crops that require pesticides, herbicides and other chemical treatments before making it to your bed sheets. So when it comes to luxury bedding, this is one of those cases where less really is more.

It’s naturally hypoallergenic. 

Some of silk’s hypoallergenic properties include a natural resistance to dust mites, fungus and mold, in addition to many other allergens.

HOW IS IT HELPFUL

Mulberry Silk vs Charmeuse

Silk is considered to be a hypoallergenic material, because it is highly resistant to dust mites, deterioration, and is excellent at wicking away moisture-causing bacteria. In comparison, cotton bedding is the perfect place for bacteria to grow, since this type of fabric readily absorbs moisture

Thread Count or Mommes

Thread count is a measure of the coarseness or fineness of certain fabrics. While it is not the definitive measurement of the quality of silk fabrics. For silk, Mommes, pronounced ‘moe-mie’ and abbreviated as ‘mm,’ is the unit used to measure its quality. Higher the momme, the silk fabric will

be heavier, stronger and durable. For bedding between 19-25 momme is

considered ideal.

Silk pillowcases can improve skin and hair hydration, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and resulting in smoother, frizz-free hair. Unlike cotton, silk does not absorb as much moisture, and it wicks moisture away to keep you dry and cool all night long.