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What makes a good silk pillowcase?

We take a look at the features you should look for in a 100% silk pillowcase

Curious about silk pillowcases? We have all the information you will need when considering puchasing a 100% mulberry silk pillowcase


When purchasing silk pillowcases, it is important to ensure you are purchasing a product of the highest quality. When checking the quality of a silk product, you should consider its thread count and momme weight. The thread count is the number of threads per square inch: the higher the number of threads, the more durable the fabric and the longer the lifespan becomes. Momme weight is a measure of the density of silk, and is measured using the weight of a piece of material 45" wide (typical weaving width) and 100 yards long. The highest momme value for silk is 22, used for lining luxury suits. Silk bed linen needs a lower momme value, but should still be over 16. To find out more about testing quality, why not read our blog post "Explained: Momme, Thread Count and GSM".


There are 2 main styles of pillowcase: Oxford and Housewife. Oxford pillowcases have a material border around the outside of the pillowcase, whereas housewife pillowcases do not. At Silksleep, we have designed our Oxford pillowcases to have a border of 5cm, which adds to the design but is not so large as to ruin the clean cut effect.

Although not listed on the website, we are excited to announce that we have 2 new ranges of pillowcase available: Housewife and King-Sized Oxford!

If you would like to purchase either of these styles, please get in touch on 01243 633350 


Purchasing a silk pillowcase should be hastle-free and from a reputable company. Silksleep offers FREE next day delivery on all orders placed before 1pm and, should you decide to return an unused item, we also offer free returns for 7 days. Should you have any questions, our Customer Services team are always happy to help and quick to respond to all enquiries