Here's all you need to know about the history of Mulberry silk

Here's all you need to know about the history of Mulberry silk

Here's all you need to know about the history of Mulberry silk


Let's talk about silk origins, why you should convert from standard cotton and most importantly - how can silk help you with frizz, hair pulling and that dreaded hair falling out! (eek!)

Silk was discovered in 2640 BC by the third wife of the China’s emperor. While she was having tea underneath a mulberry tree in the garden, a small cocoon fell from the tree into her tea. She was surprised to see the cocoon start to unravel, revealing a long delicate thread. Being intrigued by this fibre and its strength, she collected thousands of cocoons and wove the fibres into a robe for the Emperor.


Silk was valued by people all over the world, it was also used as currency. China started trading silk outside of Asia through an Asian network and of trade routes known as the silk road.


Mulberry silk is constantly considered as the most expensive type of silk. Its perfection and more grounded fibre, both show its remarkable characters making the health benefits remarkable.


Mulberry silk helps hair retain moisture from products and natural oils and reduces friction that causes tangles and breakage. Silk also locks in hydration and encourages your hair's natural movement. 

Why is Mulberry silk so expensive? Let's look into the history of silk to find the answer

Mulberry silk is produced using the silkworms of the Bombyx mori moth. The moth has one task to take care of and that is to lay eggs. After it lays around 500 eggs, its work is done and it passes on. The little pinpoint size eggs are kept at 65 degrees with the temperature gradually and deliberately raised to 75 degrees to incubate the eggs.

The small silkworms that are conceived are then taken care of a select eating routine of mulberry leaves 24 hours per day, 7 days every week (mulberry leaves are the solitary food the Bombyx mori moth will eat). It takes 3-8 days for the silkworm to weave the case. 


If you want the most luxurious, most durable, finest silk bedding and hair wraps for sleeping, look no further than our Mulberry silk sleep collection, made with 100% mulberry silk. You can shop UNCU London's Silk Pillowcases
and full Mulberry Silk collection here.
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