Frequently asked questions:
Are the Inbed silk products really made of pure silk?
All our silk products are 100% Mulberry silk and they are ethically made and sourced.
What is “Mulberry” silk?
Mulberry silk comes from cocoons of a specific species of silkworm -- Bombyx mori -- whose diet consists of leaves from the Mulberry tree. The environment of these silkworms is carefully controlled and monitored to allow the larvae to spin threads that are considered the best on Earth. These luxurious threads are finer, smoother and consistently colored than any other variety of silk. More than just beautiful, mulberry silk fibers are even stronger than steel fibers of the same diameter. All of the Inbed silk products are made from 100% pure mulberry silk.
What are silk “grades”?
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 color. It is very pure and can be unraveled to great lengths without breaking. Silk grades are also further differentiated by number with 6A being the highest and finest. At Inbed we use the highest grade of quality 6A.
What is momme and what does it say about silk quality?
Momme is the unit of measurement for silk quality. The basic measurement for momme is weighing a piece of silk that is 100 yards long and 45 inches wide: the silk will be given a grade of X momme if such a piece of fabric weighs X pounds. If the silk is heavier, then a higher momme grade will be given and visa versa.
Higher momme weight means higher fiber quality (rounder, supplier, more structurally compact) and a denser weave. 19 Momme weight silk is the cut-off point for high-end silk, its smoothness, softness and durability is unmatched by any 12 and 16 momme silk often seen on the market, and is a great entry point for high quality silk bed linen. The 22 and 25 momme silk are of even higher quality and much higher price, lasting significantly longer than even the 19 momme silk.
Generally speaking, silk can be classified by momme weight as follows:
- Under 12 momme: Traditionally reserved for light silk clothing
- 12-16 momme: Used for silk scarves and other ornamental clothing pieces; occasionally used for bedding linen
- 16-19 momme: Used for lower tiered bedding linen and sleepwear. Cheap, comfortable, but quite flimsy and won't last very long.
- 19 momme & above: Durable enough for long-lasting bedding linens and sleepwear.
Inbed guarantees measurement of 19mm and 22mm.
What does The Oeko-Tex® mean and why is it important?
The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 was developed by European textile institutes committed to finding a way to reduce our environmental footprint. It is a global testing and accreditation program that successfully sets the standards for the screening of harmful substances in consumer textiles. Textiles can only be certified if all components meet the requirements submitted.
Inbed products are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified. This ensures that our products that you bring into your home are safe, natural and healthy.
Is there a difference between silk and satin?
Absolutely! Sleeping on silk vs. satin is an entirely different experience. Silk is a natural protein fiber while satin is synthetic and typically petroleum based. It doesn’t have the benefits that silk does. Please check our blog Silk vs. Satin for more information.
Why sleep on Inbed silk instead of cotton?
Silk is protein-based and helps your hair and skin retain moisture. Cotton is plant-based and known to absorb moisture; this means your cotton pillowcase is actually pulling moisture from your hair and skin! Compared to silk, cotton is also high in friction and can cause tangles, frizz, and sleep wrinkles. Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and dust mites and does not pick up as much pore-clogging bacteria as cotton does, making it a better option for acne or breakout-prone skin. Silk’s smooth surface is also ideal for anyone with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Finally, silk naturally regulates body temperature in all conditions.
Is sleeping on silk good for sensitive skin?
Yes, silk is actually the best for sensitive skin! Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and non-irritating, which makes it an optimal choice for sensitive skin. Check our blog about Benefits of silk for your skin for detailed information.
Why is silk good for hair and skin?
Silk is protein-based and has unique properties that make it good for hair and skin. Silk fibers are naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and resistant to mites and mold. Here are few of the many hair and skin benefits of silk:
- with a smooth surface, it protects against hair damage
- silk proteins naturally hydrate the hair
- silk doesn’t pull natural oils from your hair like other fabrics would, so there’s no oil from your hair on your pillowcase which would later get on your skin and cause acne
- it is very breathable and therefore you won’t experience any itchiness
- silk has long, smooth, soft, and gentle fibers that don’t rub or irritate the skin
- since silk doesn’t hold on to moisture like other fabrics, there is less bacteria, fungi, mold etc. which can aggravate allergies...
How does silk prevent wrinkles?
Silk pillowcases minimize sleep wrinkles by reducing friction on delicate skin and helping skin retain its moisture because of the fabric’s properties.
How to wash silk?
You can hand wash silk at home following these instructions: Use ph neutral liquid detergent and fabric softener. Silk is a natural fiber and washing in a solution that is too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash. Do not use bleach products. Wash it by hand in cold water, not more than 30 degrees Celsius. Air dry it, but be careful not to expose the silk directly to the sun, as it can lose its true color. Another option is to take your silk products to the dry cleaner. Full how-to wash silk tutorial is in the highlights of our Instagram page: @inbed.si
What about staining from skin-care routine (such as creams and serums...)?
Silk is poorly absorbable which is good news for your skin as the night creams will soak into your face and not your pillow. It doesn’t pull natural oils from your hair like other fabrics would either. But if you use a lot of oils in your skin-care routine and you can see it stained your silk pillowcase- don't worry. You can use spot treatment when washing.
Is silk from China really of good quality?
Chinese silk is of the absolute highest quality on earth. Many silk products listed from European countries are made of either raw silk from China loomed in other locations, or already loomed Chinese fabric that is then sewn into the finished product in that country. Silk was first discovered in China more than 4.000 years ago, and today, China builds on that legacy.
Is the Inbed silk pillowcase really worth the price?
We honestly believe it is! Considering all of the benefits it brings to your EVERYDAY, this is an investment you will appreciate long term. Basically, if you’re buying the Inbed silk pillowcase for 69,99€ this means that in one year, you pay 0,20eur per day for the best quality of sleep, luxurious feelings, freshness and softness, while also doing the best for your skin and hair! Find more about it on our blog!
Do you ship internationally?
Currently we only ship to Slovenia, Croatia and France. We're working on expanding elsewhere soon.
Did COVID-19 change Inbed?
Due to Covid-19 shipment takes place without personal contact and so does the entire production.Our seamstress Marija, who is in charge of silk, sews from home. Package pickup and delivery are also remote. We recommend that you leave your package in front of the house/ balcony for another 24 hours, as the virus lives 24 hours on paper. In case of any delayed deliveries due to a virus, we will keep you posted via e-mail.
I have a question about my order, what should I do?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you!