Why it's smart to buy your silk from
You have many choices when it comes to
where you buy your silk bedding, and it's
SimoSilk's mission to help you make an
After all, silk is a premium product
with many price points and varying levels
of quality. You don't want those nagging
doubts of whether you received a fair price
after such a major bedding purchase.
Here is the first thing you must know before you
make the decision to buy any silk product:
What does momme mean?
North Americans are accustomed to
judging luxury bedding by threadcount.
The problem is, threadcount isn't used to measure
quality of cultivated silk. It is much too
finely woven to be able to count the
threads. That's why the Asian method of mommes,
which calculates weight,
is used to measure quality. The higher the number of mommes,
the heavier the silk. The heavier that
cultivated silk is,
the higher the quality will be.
Unfortunately, some silk websites make a
handsome profit by neglecting to mention
the weight of their products in mommes.
Whenever mommes are not mentioned or
found only in the fine print, expect the
silk to be of the lowest quality, like
Therefore, before a purchase, ask:
2. What is the type
Those in the know take momme weight AND type of silk
into consideration before attempting to compare prices.
The highest quality is charmeuse. (Habotai
silk is fine, as long as you're not paying
charmeuse silk prices for it!)
Vote with your
wallet for fair silk prices!
As a responsible direct importer, SimoSilk seeks to educate consumers
on such things as the importance of mommes
vs. threadcount so you can make an
informed choice when buying silk
bedding. Read our
Frequently Asked Questions About Silk
for some facts to get you started.
Shop and compare — arm yourself with
knowledge — and when you're ready to buy silk
bedding, you'll know where to find the best
quality silks at great prices: SimoSilk.com!