Q: Where does Silk come from?
A: Silk originates from the continuous strand of saliva from the silkworm (a caterpillar, actually!). This saliva hardens to form the cocoon to protect the silkworm while it transforms into a beautiful butterfly.
Q: Where is More Sunday Silk from?
A: It was important for us to get the best quality silk possible so we decided to go straight to China where it originated from. More specifically, our silk is made in HangZhou, China where there are plenty of Mulberry Trees! No chemicals are added in our production process to prevent harm to our workers and the environment. Our factory is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified. This also ensures that you, our customer, can enjoy the perfectly soft and smooth feel of our natural silk products.
Q: What is Mulberry Silk?
A: Mulberry silk is the finest of all silk. It is also the most expensive type of silk. It is the product of silkworms that only eat Mulberry Tree leaves.
Q: What is 5A Silk?
A: Silk quality is graded on several qualities and characteristics such as denier, evenness, cleanliness, tenacity, elongation etc. Silk qualities first get graded with a letter grade of A, B, or C (A being the best). Then they can get a number rating 1-6. 6A is the finest quality of silk available but it is very rare and the most expensive to buy. This is the quality of silk that is often used in surgical procedures for sutures. 5A is likely the finest quality of silk made for clothes.
Q: How do I know this is Real Silk?
A: The most commonly used test is to take a few threads from the material and burn it with a flame. Real silk burns with smell of burnt hair. The flame is invisible along the edges of the fabric and will stop burning as soon as you remove the flame.
Q: What is momme?
A: This is the most common unit used to describe the weight of silk thread. It is the weight taken when using a fabric piece that is 100 yards long and 45 inches wide. It is most common for quality clothes to be made of 12-19 momme silk fabric. At More Sunday we want to provide the highest quality while maintaining breathability so have chosen to use the highest quality in the range – 19 momme.
Q: What is Satin Silk?
A: Satin is actually a method of weaving fabric and not actually a fabric. Common fabrics are cotton, wool, polyester, and silk. Satin indicates the way the fabric was woven. “Satin Silk” is typically made of synthetic polyester fabric and while it is also silky smooth it is not a natural fabric like silk and does not carry the same benefits of silk.
Q: Isn’t Silk really hard to care for?
A: Contrary to popular belief silk is one of the strongest protein fibers available and is actually easier to care for than you think. Most brands are not comfortable labeling their delicate clothes “Machine Washable” because for a company it is always better to ere on the safe side in case you do anything that does ruin the item. However, you need to treat it nicely like you would your own hair and skin to maximize its resilience and shine.
Q: How often should I wash my silk?
A: This is definitely up to you but note that silk is naturally anti-microbial so not as often as you’d think.
Q: Can I machine wash Silk?
A: Yes. You can place the silk items in a soft mesh laundry wash bag to prevent unnecessary pulling. Then use a small amount of non-enzymatic detergent and wash on a cold gentle cycle.
Q: Can I tumble dry Silk?
A: No. The silk will lose its sheen from the heat. Silk is naturally quick-drying so simply hang or lay flat to dry in a cool place.
Q: Can I bleach Silk?
A: No. Please do not use any type of bleach on silk. It can actually dissolve and weaken the silk fibers.
Q: Why is there some color bleeding from my silk?
A: Our silks are 100% naturally dyed and are not processed with any additional chemicals. Your first couple of washes can have some residual dye come out. We recommend washing separately or with like colors for the first time. Use a darker color towel to remove excess water.
Q: Why are my clothes wrinkly?
A: At More Sunday we aim to provide the most natural products possible. “Wrinkle-free” and “stain resistant” clothes are chemically processed or treated with heavy metals which we do not support.
Q: Where can I find my order number?
A: You can find your order number in your order confirmation email.
Q: Which way does the tag go on More Sunday Shorts and Pants?
A: Our tags are placed in the front of our Shorts and Pants to prevent itchy tags digging into your backside. Say hello to the More Sunday label and slip your bottoms on.