Unlocking the Secrets of Silk Pillowcase Weight: Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Momme for You

Silk pillowcases come in a variety of momme weights. Momme is a weight measurement for silk that is similar to thread count. This article explains how to choose the best momme weight silk pillowcase for your needs and budget.

Boost Beauty and Wellness With a Pure Silk Pillowcase

Buying a pure mulberry silk pillowcase is a wonderful investment in your health, beauty, and overall wellness. A Mulberry Park Silks pillowcase helps prevent tangles, bed head, and hair breakage; allows hair and skin to retain moisture; and minimizes sleep wrinkles (it's friction-free and won't tug on delicate facial skin). Our momme silk is also naturally temperature regulating, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and resistant to mold and dust mites. There are so many great reasons to sleep on our silk pillowcases.

You can also feel good about any silk pillowcase you buy from Mulberry Park. All of our silk charmeuse pillowcases are made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk, Grade 6A (the highest in the marketplace), and Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified to be free of any harmful substances.


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Understanding Silk Pillowcase Weight (momme)

At Mulberry Park Silks, our silk pillowcases come in three momme weights ranging from 19 to 30 momme. Similar to thread count in cotton sheets, momme (mm) is a unit of measurement that denotes the weight of silk. As momme increases, silk is heavier, denser in weave, and more costly. Higher momme silk is also made with thicker silk fibers.

Comparing Silk Pillowcase Momme Weights

Learning a bit about the different momme silk weights can help you identify the silk pillowcase that works best for your personal preferences and budget:

19 Momme Silk Pillowcase Weight

This is a lovely silk and our most affordable option. With a competitive price point, our 19 momme pillowcases are an ideal entry-level purchase for anyone new to silk who wants to try it out. Our 19 momme natural silk pillowcases are luxurious and beneficial to hair and skin; however, they have less silk than those of higher momme weight, and so are a bit more delicate. Available in six color options (see chart below).

22 Momme Silk Pillowcase Weight

This silk pillowcase is more expensive, but still available at an affordable price point. Our 22 momme silk pillowcases are the same weight as our most popular sheet set. They contain 16 percent more silk than the 19 momme pillowcase and offer excellent durability in a tight weave with regular silk strands. Available in seven color options that coordinate with our 22 momme flat and silk fitted sheets.

30 Momme Silk Pillowcase Weight

The 30 momme silk pillowcases are the ultimate in luxury and indulgence. With 58 percent more silk than a 19 momme pillowcase, they are our most expensive pillowcase and well worth the investment. They are exceptionally durable, with the highest density of silk; the tightest weave; and the thickest silk strands.

Silk pillowcases of different momme weight


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Comparison of Silk Pillowcase Momme Weights


19 Momme Silk Pillowcase

22 Momme Silk Pillowcase 30 Momme Silk Pillowcase


Lighter Heavier +16% Heaviest +58%


Standard, Queen, King, travel Standard, Queen, King Standard, Queen, King



Charmeuse Charmeuse

Weave Density

Looser, regular silk strands Tight weave, regular silk strands Tightest weave, thickest silk strands

Environmentally Friendly

Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified

Pillow Closure

Envelope Closure Envelope Closure/ Gallery Collection-zippered Envelope Closure


French seam French seam French seam


White, Ivory, Blue, Green, Pink, Black White, Ivory,  Silver, Gunmetal, Pink, Blue, Rose Quartz, Steel Blue, Sage, Plum, Daffodil, Sapphire, Palms, Orchid, Peacock White, Ivory, Silver, Gunmetal,Navy, Ruby, Aqua, Rosewood

Machine Washable

Yes Yes Yes

Gift Box

Yes Yes Yes


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If you're still not certain which momme silk weight will work for you, we're happy to send you a complementary swatch sample so you can evaluate the color and feel of the fabric at home. Our silk design consultants are also available to offer suggestions and guidance.

How to Care for Your Momme Silk Pillowcase

All Mulberry Park Silks pillowcases--no matter the momme weight--are easy to care for. You can wash your silk pillowcase by hand or machine following these simple guidelines. If you are washing by machine, we recommend turning your pillowcase inside out and placing it in a fine mesh laundry bag to protect it during the wash cycle. Use cool water and a delicate or silk cycle with a detergent specially made for silk like Heritage Park Luxury Silk, Wool, and Cashmere Detergent. This pH neutral formula will clean your silk while protecting the integrity of the fabric. Hang your silk pillowcase to dry indoors or outside away from direct sunlight which can fade silk fabric. Ironing your silk pillowcase is not necessary, but if you choose to iron silk, use the lowest heat setting and follow these directions.

Mulberry Park: Accessible and Affordable Luxury Silk

We founded Mulberry Park with one simple mission: to design the highest quality silk items in the market and offer them at an affordable price. And we've done just that, with a full range of silk products made from 100% pure mulberry long strand silk fabric. The silk fabric used for our silk sheets and silk pillowcases has also been OEKO-TEX® Certified (Standard 100) to be free of chemicals.

Visit us online or call us at (800) 860-1924 to learn more about our silk sheets, silk pillowcases, duvet covers and shams, and real silk accessories including sleep masks, travel pillows, and silk hair scrunchies.