What is Silk?
Silk is a natural fiber known for its luster, shine, strength, and durability, and it has a long trading history across the world. Silk is the epitome of luxury due to its high cost to produce, soft feel, and elegant appearance, and it is thus a popular textile in high-end and couture fashion design.
Silk is a natural fiber produced by insects as a material for their nests and cocoons. There are several types of insects that produce silk, including silkworms (the most common type of silk), beetles, honey bees, bumble bees, hornets, weaver ants, and many more. Made primarily of a protein called fibroin, silk is known for its shine and softness as a material.
Benefits of Silk
It is a hypoallergenic fabric. It doesn’t attract dust mites and resist dust, fungus, mold and other allergens
Silk is incredibly soft with a flattering sheen, giving it a high-end and luxurious appeal. It doesn’t irritate even the sensitive skin.
It is also one of the strongest natural fibers, though some of its strength diminishes upon getting wet. Silk is often blended with other fibers, such as cotton, for added sturdiness.
Silk is one of the most absorbent fabrics, therefore it handles moisture well in clothing items. It’ll keep you cool during the hotter days.
Helps decrease skin’s loss of moisture and because of this promotes rejuvenation of the skin. Prevents to some degree effects of aging and relieves dry, flaky skin conditions by locking moisture in and ensuring it stays on your skin.
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