What is Mulberry Silk?

To understand what Mulberry Silk is we must first understand what a Mulberry Silk Worm is.

Mulberry Silk Worms are caterpillars that only eat fresh mulberry leaves. For around a month of eating after birth, they will have increased their weight about 10,000 times by eating only mulberry leaves, and are now large enough to spin a silk cocoon. They spend up to eight days spinning their cocoon, then emerge as a moth to mate and lay eggs. The eggs hatch into worms in a few weeks, and the cycle continues on.

To achieve silk fabric the cocoons are placed in water, which allows a softened silk filament (a threadlike fibre) to be unwound from the cocoon. Each cocoon is delicately made up only one single filament. Individual silk threads are then created by weaving several silk filaments together and the threads are then weaved into luxurious sheets of mulberry silk fabric.

Whilst this is a very brief snapshot of making silk, the whole process is highly controlled, extremely time intensive and intricate, and is the reason why our silk pillowcases and silk sleep masks are of the highest quality on the market today.

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