Silk Fibre


For centuries, silk has had a reputation as a luxurious and sensuous fabric that is associated with wealth and success. Silk is one of the oldest fibres known to man. The Chinese have used it since the 27th century BC. Silk is mentioned by Aristotle and became a valuable commodity both in Greece and Rome. In the Roman Empire, silk was literally worth its weight in gold. The unique production process adds to the mystery and exclusiveness of the fabric. It takes 5500 silkworms to produce one kilogram of raw silk. Other names: Wild silk, Tussah silk
  • Name: Bombyx mori
  • Colour: cream
  • Length: 1000 - 3500 m per cocoon
  • Harvest period: worms put in three in spring, cocoons collected in autumn
  • Habitat: China
Fibre properties :
  • Luxury Fibre
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Strongest natural fibre
  • Cool to wear in summer
  • Warm to wear in winter
  • Has poor resistance to sunlight exposure