What is Mulberry Silk?
Silk is a natural protein fiber, can be woven into textiles, the silk fabrics which are made of mulberry silk are the highest quality silk you can find in the world, and it is also the most expensive type of silk in the market.
Though mulberry silk has been used to make textiles for thousands of years, many people still don't know why mulberry silk is superior to other types of silk. This has to mention how the mulberry silk is made.
Mulberry silk is formed from the cocoons of the larvae of mulberry silkworms reared in captivity. The mulberry silkworms are demanding on the environment in which they live, and they only consume a rich diet of mulberry leaves.
After nearly 30 days of the constant gorging on the mulberry leaves, the silkworms grow bigger and stronger and build up enough energy to start out spinning their cocoon. It takes about a week for the silkworm to weave the cocoon.
The cocoons will be kept in a warm place for a couple of days, and the entire production process has been carefully monitored, just in case the silkworms don’t hatch into moths because that might damage the cocoon and break the silk filament it has woven. To harvest the silk from the cocoons, they will be placed in water to melt the filament, soften the filament, and unwound from the cocoon. One filament could be often up to 5000ft, and one mulberry silk thread needs 4 - 8 of the silk filaments woven together.
The resulting mulberry silk thread is the strongest and incredibly durable natural fiber in the world, that is why mulberry silk is rounder, more excellent, smoother, lighter, and more uniformly colored than any other type of silk.
Mulberry silk has 18 amino acids including Glycine, Alanine, etc., it's effective to improve skin cells' metabolism, enable the production of collagen and enhance sleeping quality. Silk's natural resistance to dust mites, fungus, and mold, perfect for those with sensitive skin. Silk pillowcase can help your skin maintain its natural moisture, great for anti-aging, preventing wrinkles, dry skin, frizzled hair, and bed-head.
If you want the most luxurious, most durable, and finest silk bedding, look at our 100% mulberry silk pillowcase and sleep eye mask. Over years of research and refining experiments, Winssy™ has managed to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness, and durability of silk fabric.
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