About Mulberry Silk
A Little About Us
I am Seana, owner at Morton Mulberry Silk and independent single mum to George! I spent over 16 years working in the banking sector and then in 2017 my life was torn apart when my mum died.
This made me realise that life is just too short and I wanted to spend precious time with my son. I retrained as a beautician and later set up my silk products business and named it Morton Mulberry in honour of my mum whose maiden name was Morton.
After initially retraining and working as a beauty therapist I realised that many of my clients wore sleep masks at night. From streetlights and cars driving past our windows to screens and devices on standby there are so many light distractions at night! Light tells the body know it is time to wake up and the dark helps the body know it is time to switch off and sleep.
Why Is Mulberry Silk Special?
Silk fabric was created in Ancient China in approximately 2696 BC and played a vital role in the Chinese culture and economy for thousands of years. China continued to enforce strict controls over silk production until around 200 BC when it provided the skills to Korea.
By the 11th century, Italy was known for its silk production and gradually the needed technology and foodplant spread across Europe, successfully reaching England in 1732.
Mulberry silk is the most luxurious natural silk available on the global textile market and it is also the most expensive type of silk to buy. Products made from 100% Mulberry silk are among the most luxurious silk goods available.
What is it about Mulberry silk that makes it so special? The secret lies in its production and the structure of the fibres. The silk strands are produced from captive silkworms that are raised in optimum conditions. The Silkmoth, Bombyx mori, lays approximately 500 eggs and these microscopic eggs are kept at 65° Fahrenheit. When the eggs are ready to hatch the temperature is slowly increased to 75° Fahrenheit.
Mulberry Silk Fabric
The silkworms are fed exclusively with Mulberry leaves and the resulting silk is some of the finest available in the world. Mulberry silk is more refined than other types of silk as it is pure white in colour, odourless and consists of individual long fibres. Studies have shown that this, combined with its triangular, rounded cross-section, makes Mulberry silk the finest and strongest silk available compared to other types.
As well as being superior in strength and quality, it is 100% natural, odourless and hypoallergenic.
Mulberry silk contains sericin, a natural protein that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction. Sericin is a biomolecule of great significance as it has antibacterial, UV resistant, oxidative resistant and moisturising properties. Meaning that Morton Mulberry Silk products are a healthy and safe choice for everyone.
Morton Mulberry Silk products are classified as 22 momme. Momme is a word of Japanese origin used to denote the weight of real silk. A higher momme represents a denser and heavier weave. 22 momme signifies high quality.