25 Momme Thickness and Grade 6A. This is one of the highest quality silks available on the market. Pure luxury, recommended by Dermatologists and by great beauty experts.
Our 100% Silk Pillowcases have been specifically commissioned to provide an ultimate combination thickness (25 momme), softness (Grade 6A), shine and durability (long fibre Mulberry silk).
With a third of our lives in bed, lab testing has shown silk pillowcases to absorb less face cream then cotton pillowcases. So, they help to retain the skins moisture as well as our valuable beauty products, on your face and hair, where they belong.
Benefits of silk pillowcase :
ANTI AGEING: Beauty benefits as it retains more moisture in the skin overnight. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Reduces stretching and friction on delicate facial skin, as cotton can cause tugging.
As skin ages, it loses elasticity and skin creases (due to friction and pressure) these creases usually go away however, over time they can become ironed in, over the years. Sleeping on Silk, helps the skin to glide and reduces pressure on the skin. Once tried you will never go back to cotton.
ANTI BED HEAD: The world’s most renowned hairstylists have long recommended sleeping on silk to help preserve your blow out. Ordinary pillowcases can cause hair tangling during the night. In laboratory testing, silk pillowcases have been shown to reduce friction.
HAIR BENEFITS: Less friction to the hair, so reduce hair breakage and helps to tame frizz, reduces damage to hair.
Silk pillowcases help preserve the hairs natural oils and moisture. Bed head can be a thing of the past and your blow dry can last even longer.
Our pillowcases can also help minimise damage to thinning, delicate hair or re-growth where hair loss has been induced.
BENEFITS FOR HAIR EXTENSIONS: The reduced friction will prevent tugging of the hair and bonds, prolonging the life of your extensions.
HYPOALLERGENIC; the naturally occurring proteins in the silk make it adverse to mould, mildew and fungi. The closely woven silk fibres give them a natural resistance to dust mites. Making it an ideal choice for those with problematic or allergy prone skin. The silks natural fibres can also prevent clogged pores and the smooth surface minimises discomfort for those with sensitive skin. - 100% mulberry silk is naturally Hypoallergenic so can help with eczema, skin inflammation (psoriasis), also is heat regulating.
SHOWN TO ABSORB SIGNIFICANTLY LESS FACE CREAM & CREATE 43% LESS FRICTION COMPARED TO WIDELY AVAILABLE COTTON PILLOWCASES WITH 220-360 THREAD COUNT.
WASH/CARE instructions: hand wash/machine wash, (maximum 30 degrees Celsius)Always use silk safe or PH neutral detergent and air dry.
There are lots of silk pillowcases already on the market, so what makes AWA pillowcases different? We breakdown below exactly the specifics of silk we use. Lots of companies do not share the same level of quality, so you can be assured these are the best quality available on the market. AWA pillowcases are also OEKO-TEK standard certified which makes them free of any harmful chemicals or dyes.
What does 6A mean?
Silk is graded on an A, B, and C scale. Each letter referencing a different type of silk product quality. A being the finest, highest quality silk product and C being the lowest. The Number takes the grading and makes it a step further. For instance you could have 3A, 5A, or 6A. 6A being the highest. So when you see a silk product that is graded 6A, you can be sure that that is the highest quality of that specific type of silk that you can buy.
What is 25-Momme?
Momme is a unit of measurement, much like thread count in Cotton. You can’t use thread count for Silk however, because the silk fibers of Silk are much thinner in diameter than that of cotton so you can easily reach a really high number for a thread count. That’s why momme is used instead. Momme describes the silk’s weight and density. Higher momme means there is more strands of silk per 100 yards of fabric, therefore making the product heavier. So if they weigh that fabric, and say it’s 19 pounds, the momme would be 19-momme The higher the momme higher quality and more durable the fabric is. Momme can range anywhere from 11-momme to 25-momme. The higher the better? For the most part. 19-momme while higher than 11-momme is still considered “lower quality” while 25-Momme is the highest quality available, so you can be assured the quality is guaranteed to be of the heaviest weight and density. The thicker and heavier the silk, the higher the quality and expense.
What is 100% Mulberry Silk?
Mulberry Silk is created by silkworms who feed on mulberry leaves. The silk they spin their cocoons into is then used as silk in silk products. Mulberry Silk is the best silk you can buy for textile purposes. There are other kinds like spider silk for instance that’s incredibly strong, but that silk is also incredibly expensive and not available to the public. 100% means that the fabric only consists of Mulberry silk. This is important because some companies will blend mulberry silk with other cheaper silks to make a cheaper product. Mulberry silk is incredibly soft and durable.