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What is Mulberry Silk and Why is the OEKO-TEX Label Important for Skin?
What is Mulberry Silk and Why is the OEKO-TEX Label Important for Skin?

We make Blissy's 100% mulberry silk goods from all-natural silk fibers. These fibers are manufactured without any harmful toxins or chemicals. This means our handmade pillowcases and other products are free of irritants that can damage your skin and suck the life from your hair. Our line of pure silk items is so gentle, even babies can use them.

The Uniqueness of Mulberry Silk

What is Mulberry Silk?

Silk is an extremely unique fiber. It has many health benefits that make it more valuable than most other fabrics.

The finest silk is mulberry silk. Mulberry silk raw materials come from silkworms that eat only mulberry leaves. The mulberry leaves come from the mulberry tree which is native to India and central China. The resulting silk is naturally hypoallergenic long-fiber silk. It's the finest silk for creating finished products like the best silk pillowcases.

OEKO-TEX certified pure silk goes through a strict production process. This process prohibits any harsh chemicals or other toxic substances.

mulberry silk comes from mulberry leaves

Beauty Benefits of Silk

Cotton tends to dry out your skin and hair while silk does not. This is because silk's tight weave of long-fiber strands makes the fabric moisture-retaining. Silk is not moisture-absorbent like cotton. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and vibrant instead of dull and flaky.

Silk is also hypoallergenic and can prevent allergic reactions and ease skin conditions. Silk also contains albumen at the cellular level. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Long-term use results in skin that looks and feels much younger.

Your hair also benefits from the use of silk pillowcases and hair accessories. Unlike other fabrics that cause hair to become tangled and frizzy, silk's smooth surface allows hair to gently glide across it.

The Cooling Effect of Silk

Silk is also known for regulating heat. This allows you to be more comfortable while you are sleeping. While everyone can benefit from this, it is especially beneficial for those suffering from hot flashes.


Certification For Safety's Sake

Mulberry silk finished product that carries the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certification means that they have been thoroughly screened to ensure there are no harmful chemicals or contaminants lurking in the fibers. Through strict chemical management, we test for over 400 different substances that have proven to be harmful in some way. Eliminating anything that is dangerous or harmful to your skin or the environment.

What Exactly is OEKO-TEX Standard 100?

Origins of the Certification Process

Every fabric label carries vital information about the material. The Standard 100 certification by OEKO-TEX is a method of testing that can identify many chemicals and irritants that are commonly found in the textile supply chain. Developed in Europe by a textile institute, it has become the global standard for certifying fabrics.

Once the raw material has gone through a rigorous testing process and is determined to be free of all hazardous substances, it can carry the Standard 100 Certification label by OEKO TEX.

Consumers Demand More

This label works to create trust with consumers around the world who are more and more demanding products of a different product class. Consumers who care about climate change want to know that manufacturers are following sustainability standards and prohibiting harmful levels of toxic substances. Especially for products that are going to have skin contact.

testing substances in a lab

Standard 100 OEKO-TEX Certification

To receive the Standard 100 certification, an independent lab must test the raw material used in the fabric. Many chemicals and substances are on the screening list. They include:

  • Heavy metals
  • Phthalates
  • Colorants
  • Pesticides
  • Formaldehyde
  • Chlorinated phenols

Many types of fabric can contain these harmful substances. Even organic cotton bedding and other types of silk bedding have tested positive.

Products fall into different categories depending on how they are used. Our products fall under the category of baby items and products that come in contact with the skin.

What Sets the Standard 100 OEKO-TEX Certification Apart?

GOTS Certifications

Across the globe, there are various certifications that textile companies can choose from. One is the Global Organic Textile Standard or GOTS. The GOTS standard means that the textile products are made from at least 70% natural organic fibers and have not been treated with any type of hazardous or toxic chemical or substance. It must be colored with non-toxic colorants or dyes and meet strict environmental standards.

OEKO-TEX Certifications

OEKO-TEX is a strict testing method that must be renewed each year. A substantial amount of the fabric must be submitted during the certification process so that many different tests can be performed.

This includes the raw silk used to produce mulberry silk products. Every test performed is accurately documented in great detail and will be recorded and filed with the sample. Once the sample has been tested and has passed, it can carry the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label.

silk fibers in factory

Standard 100 for Health and Wellness

With all of the rigorous testing that is performed to obtain the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, you can rest assured that the resulting mulberry silk products will be safe to use against your skin.

It was also created using sustainable textile production methods. This means it's safe for the environment. Your health and wellness are important, just as much as our environment.

By using mulberry silk pillowcases and other products, you will receive all of the health and wellness benefits each product has to offer.

Why the OEKO-TEX Label Is So Important for Silk Pillowcases

Seeing the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label means that you will receive the highest quality, safest mulberry silk products on the market. When you see the OEKO-TEX label, we guarantee you will receive a quality silk pillowcase you will love to use every night!

With proper cleaning (cold water, delicate cycle), you will be able to use them for many years to come. Anything that you have touching your skin should meet human ecological requirements and be as safe and healthy as possible.

Always be sure to check that your pillowcases are OEKO-TEX certified.

What is Mulberry Silk and Why is the OEKO-TEX Label Important for Skin?

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