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The History Of Silk

“With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.” Maltbie Davenport Babcock The production of silk (sericulture) has a rich, interesting and utterly fabulous history unknown to most. Until now that is...As pure silk enthusiasts, we are enchanted by every step in the history of silk and want to reveal all of the secrets of its origin to you. Where Was Silk First Made Chinese legend has it that silk was discovered by Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, the wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor who ruled China 3000BC. Also known as the Goddess Of Silk, it is with her that Chinese silk history began.One afternoon, whilst sat under a mulberry tree, a cocoon fell into the empress’s cup of tea. As if...

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Why Silk Is So Special To Us

"Silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand." Oscar De La Renta Look throughout history, popular culture and fairytales and you will find the luxurious legacy that silk leaves. Princesses and noblemen are often draped in this mystical material which is also the chosen fabric for heirlooms worldwide. There are a number of unique qualities of silk worth considering whilst musing about just why silk is so special… Its beautiful appearance, delicate touch and surprising durability only begin to cover the surface of just why this fabric is held in such high esteem in hearts globally. To begin with, let's think about how silk is created. Silk is the product of the silkworm and is created in...

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The Enchanting Tale Of How Silk Is Made

“When the spirit of nature touches us our hearts turn into a butterfly.” Mehmet Murat Ildran  Nature has an astounding ability to produce breathtaking creations which spark joy and delight to all those who see. Silk manufacturing is the epitome of the beauty that lies in nature’s prowess. Have you ever stopped to consider the process of silk making? Long before it is carefully crafted into gorgeous garments, the tale of how silk is processed is as charming and impressive as the material itself. Which comes as no surprise. After all, how could anything so magnificent not have a fascinating story behind it. The process of making silk originally began over 4000 years ago in China, where the craft of...

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Five Brilliant Benefits Of Silk You Will Love

“When you’ve got nothing left… get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.” Jane Birkin’s Mother It is with very good reason Jane Birkin received this sensational advice from her mother. As we know, silk is beautiful, alluring and ever so soft to the touch. However, do you know of the array of health benefits and healing powers also unique to this magnificent material? There really is nothing else on the planet quite like silk which contributes so much to not only one’s appearance and comfort but overall wellbeing. Silk is the only fabric you can truly find yourself in, and it's all-encompassing benefits just go to show how wondrous the fabric truly is. Whether it is silk lingerie, nightwear or...

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