Each and every one of our pieces is made from 100% silk charmeuse. We didn't know a lot about silk before we started making pajamas, but we've come a long way. So trust us when we say: charmeuse is it. It's silky smooth to the touch and you know right away that it's luxurious.
get a cool night's sleep
Silk is an ideal fabric for pajamas. It is naturally breathable and cool to the touch. This helps your body effortlessly regulate it's temperature while you're sleeping. And on the more obvious side, since the fabric is smooth and slippery, you won't find your clothes bunching up all night, calling for constant adjustments. Sleep through the night. Dream big.
We don't know about you, but that's a big deal for us.
You're probably familiar with thread count - the way the quality of most fabrics is measured. Silk is a little different in that it's quality is measured by momme weight. This is because silk is an incredibly fine thread to begin with, regardless of quality, and so thread counts would be extremely high. This means that a low quality silk could have a similarly high thread count to a high quality silk.
Momme weight measures the actual weight of the silk in a standardized way. This leads to a simple system: the higher the momme weight, the higher the quality of the fabric. Silk generally falls into a range of 6 momme (mm) on the lower end and goes up to a maximum of 30mm.
Us versus them
A lot of the lower end silk pieces you see on the market today are made from habotai/china silk which is on the lower end of the quality spectrum. This fabric is in the 8-10mm range when it comes to momme weight. Since the raw silk is a lot lighter weight it not only costs less to purchase, but it also costs less to have it sewn into a final garment because it is easier for factories to work with.
At NILETA, all of the sleepwear in our Core Collection is made from 100% silk charmeuse. This is a particularly beautiful silk with a natural sheen and a momme weight of 19mm (twice the weight of a lot of popular sleepwear brands). When you get your garment home you will immediately notice the weight and quality of the fabric. It feels luxurious because it is.