Difference Between Mulberry Silk and Tussah Silk


Mulberry Silk

Tussah Silk

Raw Material Color

Silkworm feeds on mulberry leaves, artificial cultivated, its cocoons are crystal white. The tussah feeds on tussah leaves, wild silkworm, cocoons are mostly yellow-brown and gray-green.
Processing Technology Mulberry silk is naturally white, so no chemical bleaching process is needed when making a silk quilt. Due to the color and feel, tussah silk is often faded and chemically bleached by adding "fluorescent whitening agent".
Silk Floss Color Mulberry silk is natural milky white, slightly faint green or yellow, and the overall luster is bright. Due to the inclusion of natural pigments, tussah silk has a light yellowish brown color after being treated and bleached.
Fiber Diameter Mulberry silk is a long fiber with superior elasticity and toughness, longer service life, soft and smooth handle. Tussah silk has shorter fibers, lower elasticity, toughness and service life than mulberry silk, and a slightly rough handle.