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ABOUT SILK
History of Silk
Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China, and the earliest example of silk fabric dated back to 3630 BC. It spread gradually through Chinese culture and trade both geographically and socially to many regions of Asia. The Silk Road is the well-known trade and cultural transmission route that was derived from the Chinese silk trade. Because of its texture and lustre, silk rapidly became a popular luxury fabric in many areas accessible to Chinese merchants.
 
After thousand years, China is still the leading country in silk production as well as silk products. Chinese silk is now exhibiting its fascination through its historic craftsmanship and advancing creativity.
 
 


Production of Silk Fabrics


The luxury silk fabric is developed from the cocoons of the mulberry silkworm. The entire production process of  silk fabrics can be mainly divided into three steps: silk thread extraction, silk weaving, dyeing and finishing.


Silk thread extraction  

Dissolve cocoons and extract raw silk

 Silk weaving 

Use silk thread to weave the fabric

 Dyeing and finishing  

Go through dyeing & finishing processes



Benefit of Silk


Silk, a natural fabric produced by silkworm, is known as Queen of Porous protein fibers and the "second skin" of human body. Besides its luxurious softness and lustrous beauty, there is more benefit of silk than of other fabric. Its excellent air permeability, hygroscopicity, and antistatic property win over a lot of people around the world for thousands of years.


Styles of Silk Fabric


In the DESCRIPTION area of every product, you will find a short sentence giving information about the specific  kind of silk that is used for the garment, for example:


"Made from 100%, 19 momme silk (Crepe Satin)"


The 100% refers to our silk and our processes used being 100% pure and natural. 19 momme as described refers to the weight of the silk, and (Crepe Satin) informs about the style of fabric used.


There are many different styles of fabric, all with different visual and sensorial characteristics.


Crepe satin
Crepe satin is a medium weight fabric with a high luster on the one side, and a dull surface on the other side of the fabric. It hosts soft draping and clinging characteristics. It is very luxurious and versatile fabric that results in a dressy appearance. 

Georgette
Georgette is a very thin transparent or semi-transparent, loosely woven fabric. It is less lustrous and hosts a harder finish than Crepe de Chine. Georgette is less lustrous but very dressy, providing flowing, soft and clinging characteristics.

Crepe de Chine
Crepe de Chine is an opaque light weight thin fabric with a crepe surface. It is woven with the natural gum, whilst the crepe effect is achieved during the degumming process. The construction of crepe allows for a variety of textures, from very smooth to rough.

Stretch satin

Stretch satin hosts specific elastic spandex properties, acquired from the 

combination of silk yarn and spandex. The combination of satin and spandex 

provides the wearer with freedom of movement, neatness, a good fit and a 

sleek look.


Jersey knit
Jersey knit is a single sided fabric, which has slightly noticeable ribs especially when stretched. It returns to the original shape after stretching. The fabric is designed to provide the wearer with freedom of movement, neatness, a good fit and a sleek look.



How to Judge Genuine Silk From the Artificial Ones?



Care Instructions


To store, keep the garment in a dark closet or drawer. It is best to avoid excessive light, heat or moisture.

To wash, both dry cleaning and hand-washing can be used. But use lukewarm water and non-alkaline 

detergent. It is important not to wring the garment. Excess water can be removed by rolling the garment in a

towel.

To dry, do not use a drier, laying the garment flat in no direct sunlight whilst air-drying is best, but to avoid the risk of staining the garment refrain from using a wooden dry rack.

To iron, the garment can be ironed if necessary. Cover a white dry cloth over silk garment and iron at low 

temperature.

 

Dry clean recommendedHand wash <30℃Wash same colors together
Do not tumble dryDo not bleachDo not wring
Hang dry or flat dryDry in the shade90% dry clothes, 110-120℃


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