At Lé Silk all of our products are carefully crafted using the highest 6A grade, finest Mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme to ensure maximum comfort, highest quality and evenmore
WHAT IS MULBERRY SILK
Mulberry silk is the world’s most luxurious, highest quality, natural and sustainable fabric.
Mulberry silk fabric is a silk fabric made from domesticated silkworms. These worms are the caterpillar form of the Bombyx mori moth. The domesticated moths only eat mulberry leaves, hence the name mulberry silk.
The secretion that they use to make their cocoons is a fine thin fibre. It’s pure white and is one long unbroken thread. Using this fibre to weave cloth makes a smooth, luxurious fabric. The entire production process has been carefully monitored, and the environment of the silkworms is also strictly controlled.
Mulberry silk is one of the finest, oldest and most expensive silks on the market.
Mulberry silk stands out among other silks for its smooth texture, durability, and hypoallergenic qualities. The smoothness and softness come from the long, uniform length of the individual fibres.
Mulberry silk is completely biodegradable and has a low environmental impact. Conventional silk production uses small amounts of pesticide and fertiliser, but the impact is far lower than cotton or synthetics.
WHAT IS MOMME
Momme (mm) is used to measure density of silk fabrics and provide understanding of the quality of a silk fabric.
If a piece of silk with the dimensions 100 ft, (30.5 metres), by 45 inches (1.1 metres), weighed 22 pounds (9.7 kg), then the density of the silk fabric would be 22 momme.
The average momme weight for silk ranges from 12 mm - 22 mm. 22 mm being of a higher quality, and a longer expected lifespan. The higher the momme weight, the higher the amount of silk used, and the more expensive and greater quality the silk is.
This explains why the lower momme count silk fabrics, such as Silk Chiffon, which have less silk are translucent, whereas the higher momme silk is opaque.