History of Silk Production

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Using silk is a detail that is as luxurious as it is practical.  Creating a superior garment starts with the fabric.  We use only the finest imported silks, wools and cottons.  

Most clothing brands don’t give much thought to the lining of their garments, after all no one sees the lining and the added cost of using a natural fabric like silk is likely deemed not worth it.  The lining of a garment greatly improves the fit by creating a more streamlined silhouette.  It also reduces tension on the outer fabric keeping it from stretching out.  In general, silk is less likely to crease than other fabrics.  Our garments are lined with 100% silk habatoi and ultra-luxurious silk charmeuse — a common detail in very high end and couture clothing, but not ready-to-wear.

We use silk because it makes a garment more versatile and seasonless.

Silk is breathable and adjusts to your body temperature — it cools you in the summer and warms you in the winter.

Sericulture, or silk production, is one of the oldest means of fabric production in history – originating in China around 2,700 B.C. It is a lengthy process that demands constant close attention. To produce high quality silk, there are two conditions which must be accomplished  – preventing the moth from hatching out and perfecting the diet on which the silkworms should feed. The Chinese developed secret techniques for both, which has become the foundation for silk production in Korea, where our silk habotai is made. The combination of ancient techniques with modern innovation produces some of the finest, high-luster silk in the world.

Natural fabrics are better for the environment and better for you — it’s hypoallergenic

When it comes to sustainability, silk is inherently more sustainable than many other fibers due to how it’s created and processed.  It requires far fewer pesticides than growing conventional cotton.  The chemical treatments needed to create a woven textile are a low level pollutant if released untreated and significantly lower than what is required to create a synthetic or cotton.

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