One of the finest fibers
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT SILK?
Silk is known for its gloss and its high tensile strength. The exceptional length of the raw fibres, their tensile strength, fine structure and characteristic grip make silk to one of the most precious textile materials.
Silk is very similar to the protein structure in our skin, which is why it feels so natural to wear. The smooth, fine fibres do not irritate the skin, making silk particularly skin-friendly.
HOW IS SILK EXTRACTED?
Silkworms convert mulberry leaves into a bodily substance which they then use to spin their cocoons.
Once the worms start pupating, they are killed with boiling water or steam before they bite open the cocoons and thus destroy the incredibly long, delicate and regular fibre – which would in turn reduce the quality of the silk.
FACTS ABOUT SILK
A single silkworm thread can be up to three kilometres in length, whereby the cocoon itself is just three to six centimetres long.
Silk is not in endless supply and it is still extremely complicated to produce.
As silk is extremely breathable and can regulate temperature very well, it can also keep you warm when the air is cold.
Silk is firm and elastic at the same time.