A few little things you never
knew about silk.
- It's a clever
fabric that adapts well to its environment. In winter it helps to retain your body
heat – wear it next to the skin or as a second layer to retain warmth without
adding bulk. In hotter conditions, silk allows your skin to breathe and is
highly absorbent, meaning perspiration is controlled.
- It's your ideal travel companion! It takes up only small amounts of your precious packing space, and hanging a silk garment up overnight will ensure most minor wrinkles disappear.
- It may look and
feel delicate, but in fact silk can hold its own when it comes to longevity.
With a little tender loving care, it is wrinkle and tear resistant. It also dries
quicker than many fabrics, natural or man made.
- Some silks wash well
by hand in lukewarm water using a small amount of non abrasive soap or mild shampoo.
- Because it is a
natural protein fibre, silk is one of the most hypoallergenic fabrics. It's
believed that because it's created by sikworms during a protective period in
their development, the fabric protects well against natural environmental
threats (such as allergens).
- It is a naturally
flame retardant fabric.
- Because of its
versatility and benefits, silk is used for everything from eveningwear to
sleepwear, but you’ll also find it in more unexpected places – like in
parachutes, medical sutures and prosthetics.