Mimi's Beauty™ is specially-commissioned and made to our exacting standards, developed and refined over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. We use the highest grade (6A) long fiber mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and enforce the strictest quality guidelines, including non toxic dyes.
Mimi's Beauty™ has been scientifically tested by an independent third-party lab and shown to significantly reduce friction and absorb significantly less face cream.
*Compared to widely-available cotton pillowcases with a 220-360 thread count.
Traditional pillowcases increase friction, causing damage to hair and delicate facial skin. Mimi's Silk Pillowcase™ allows your skin to glide, whereas cotton scratches and tugs on delicate facial skin, resulting in premature stretching and sleep-creases. Synthetic satin is a poor petroleum based substitute for real silk.
Read more about the benefits of sleeping on Mimi's Silk Pillowcase™ in our benefits section.
Traditionally, silk is hand wash and dry clean only. Ours are of the highest quality so they are machine washable, but they are still silk and need as much care as we can give them.
ALWAYS use a pH neutral liquid detergent and/or fabric softener. Silk is a natural fiber and washing in a solution that’s too acidic or alkaline can cause the silk to harden in a single wash. If you can't find a detergent that specifies pH level then just go for one that specifies silk. Do not use bleach products.
Another important factor is water temperature. Even just slightly above 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit can change silk dramatically. The safest method if your machine doesn't specify exact heat settings is either cold or just one level above cold.
A delicates bag is optional, depending on your washing machine and whether or not it tends to grab items and tear them.
If you wish to maximize the life of your pillowcase, hand washing is the ultimate method.
The gentler you wash your Mimi's Beauty™ pillowcase, the longer it will keep its sheen. The shinier it is, the better it will slide, which is one of the benefits to its health and beauty qualities.
The same goes for drying your pillowcase, do not place in tumble dryer.
All silk pillowcases are not created equal. Watch out for toxic dyes and false claims of momme (fabric weight/thickness).
The founders of Mimi's Beauty™ have personally travelled the world in search of the very best silk money can buy. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that fair workplace practices are enforced and that only the highest quality materials are used. Made from pure mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme, Mimi's Beauty™ pure silk pillowcases are the very best available anywhere in the world.
Technically, ‘satin’ isn’t a fabric; it’s a finish. The term ‘satin pillowcase’ is a misleading abbreviation that has occurred over the years, which generally means synthetic satin pillowcase. Synthetic satin (e.g. polyester) may feel nice and soft in your hand, but after an 8 hour sleep your hair and facial skin can really feel the difference.
Silk is a natural fiber, whereas ‘satin’ is petroleum based. It’s thinner, rougher and it ‘sweats’, essentially negating the benefits. Mimi's Beauty™ pillowcases have a charmeuse finish, which is similar to a satin finish, but superior for the purposes of a silk pillowcase in that it’s a bit softer and breathes better.
You can tell if it’s a genuine Mimi's Beauty™ pillowcase because as well as the signature Mimi's Beauty™ embroidery, it doesn’t have that fake, super-shiny, reflective synthetic satin look.