About Our Silk
All of our silk products are made from grade 6A Pure Mulberry Silk, but what does that mean?
Ethical & Sustainable
Silk has a very low water footprint and produces almost zero waste. Silk is biodegradable within a couple of years and does not emit toxins while is biodegrades unlike synthetic materials that can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, if at all.
Bringing silk back to local producers creates a livelihood for many small communities. The art of raising and growing domesticated silk worms is by nature, highly sustainable. The weavers create the silk using handlooms, zero powered energy.
Our silk is sourced from small silk mills that create peace silk.
What is Mulberry Silk?
Mulberry Silk is spun by silkworms that feed on mulberry leaves. They spin larvae into cocoons which produces the silk. Mulberry Silk is the best silk you can buy for textile purposes.
Mulberry silk is smooth and friction-free. It eliminates bed head, frizz, hair loss and sleep wrinkles while allowing skin and hair to retain moisture. If you’re looking for the pinnacle of luxury and beauty benefit, our pure mulberry silk is perfect.
What does Grade 6A mean?
Silk quality is graded A, B, or C, with Grade A being the best. Grade A silk is the highest quality long strand silk from cocoons that are pearly white in colour.
It is very pure and can be unraveled without breaking.
Silk grades are also given a number. Grade A silk comes in A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A.
Grade 6A is the finest quality. This means that a silk pillowcase made from Grade 6A silk will cost more because of the better quality silk used than a pillowcase made from A lower grade. However, at Anaphe we aim to keep our prices fair.
What is Momme?
Momme is the measurement used for silk. Similar to thread used to measure cotton, however thread cannot be used for silk as the individual threads are too thin.
The higher the momme weight, the heavier and denser the silk fabric will be. Momme can range from 11mm to 25mm.
We use 22momme, as it is perfect for pillow cases, hair accessories and hair wraps.
25 momme is too heavy and generally used for curtains due to the thickness.
22momme maintains has the perfect weight, it is durable and smooth. Excellent for all of our products maintaining a perfect colour and sheen finish.
Not all silk products are made equal.
At Anaphe we use the highest quality Grade 6A 22 Momme Mulberry Silk on all of our products it is dye safe and hypoallergenic.
Anaphe products are OEKO-TEX Standard 100. Tested for harmful substances.
We do not compromise on quality.