Your Guide to Buying Silk Sheets
by Momme Silk on May 08, 2017
Mulberry silk is much better than Tussah silk. Mulberry silk is made by silkworms that are raised in captivity at exacting conditions, including a pure diet of mulberry leaves. Mulberry silk is then woven from long continuous filaments. The resulting silk product is one of the strongest fabric threads available, making it extremely durable and long-lasting. Mulberry silk is characterized by its smooth, fine texture and light, uniform color appearance.
Tussah silk is made by silkworms in the wild which are subject to varying conditions, eating more than just a pure diet of mulberry leaves, such as oak leaves. As a result, the tannin in the leaves affects the color of the silk product. Wild silk is woven, not spun silk, which makes these silk sheets less durable.