Silk Properties

 

Silk is rightfully considered as the most valuable natural weaving fiber and is produced by the Mulberry Silkworm “Bombyx Mori” the insect that was bread second after the bee.

The Silkworm is considered to be a wonder of nature. It is the only natural species that grows over 10.000 times during its lifecycle. Silk’s properties and qualities make it a high value agricultural product.

The Silk fiber that is a product of the reeling process is the only continuous fiber that its length exceeds 2000 meters depending on the quality. Silk Fiber consists of the proteins Sericin and Fibroin. Sericin is considered to be highly beneficial to the human skin.

Silk has excellent and unique fabric properties and the natural protein layers that it consists of not only do not irritate the human skin but provide for a very comfortable and pleasant touch instead.

The Silk fiber is elastic, insulating and agile while being thin, soft and extremely durable. Due to its triangular cross section it behaves like a prism that reflects the light at many angles and presents as a result clean and shiny colors.

Silk is hygroscopic and can absorb moisture of up to 11% in normal conditions and up to 35% in conditions of 100% relative humidity. This is why moisture is not easily visible on silk fabrics. Moisture is also easily evaporated through the Silk fibers.

Silk is hypoallergenic and is strongly recommended to people with skin sensitivities. It acts also as natural insulation and helps the human body to maintain its temperature in warm or cold conditions.

 

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