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The Main Types of Silk Used for Sleepwear

Sleep is a basic human need, which we all need to survive. It's the same level as eating and drinking, and you should give yourself at least six hours of sleep every day to work optimally. If you get enough sleep every night, you become more energetic, active, and alive. So after a long day at work, we all naturally want just to lay down and close our eyes after doing our nightly rituals. But, unfortunately, many factors can cause us to wake up unintentionally at night. One of these is because of the type of sleepwear we use.

If you want to feel comfortable when you go to sleep, the best option is silk nightwear. Fortunately, silk sleepwear comes in many different fabrics. So if you want to buy yourself silk sleepwear, you need to educate yourself to make a more informed decision. Here are some silk fabrics you will encounter.

Mulberry Silk

The most sought-after silk fabric and also the most expensive is Mulberry silk, which is made out of silk from a species of silkworm called Bombyxmori. These silkworms are only fed mulberry leaves, which is why they produce some of the softest and silkiest silk fabrics. These are also bred in captivity for over 5,000 years. Those who breed Bombyxmori ensure the highest level of care to ensure that the silk produced is top-tier. 

Charmeuse silk is also a type of silk, where silkworms are bred in captivity. It's a kind of soft medium silk that has a satin and lustrous finish. It has a very glossy face with a dull and slightly coarse back called crepe-backed satin. It's the most preferred type of silk for dressmaking and creating silk beddings. Most sleepwear you see is made out of charmeuse silk because it looks beautiful, feels more supple, and drapes pretty well on any figure. You can make any type of clothing from this silk, such as lingerie and nightgowns.

Chiffon Silk

Otherwise known as Crepe Chiffon, chiffon silk is a soft and sheer fabric with a slightly rough, matte, or crepe-like feel. That's because of the twisted yarns in a taffeta weave. It's also available in many colors. Plus, it's ideal for loose and flowy kinds of sleepwear. However, the flimsy and thin feel of the fabric makes it hard to sew. So if you're trying to make nightwear using chiffon silk, make sure to add a lining.

The three types of silk mentioned above are the main silk fabrics used to create the best silk sleepwear. So if you’re looking for the right silk fabric to sleep in, make sure to know what silk fabric is being used.

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