Silk

Silk is the only natural filament fibre and one of the most versatile.  Available in a variety of fabrications, from chiffon to charmeuse to brocade and suitings, it is known for its comfort, appearance and beauty.  It can be used for all garment types, from lingerie and sleepwear to coats and suits.

  • It is comfortable to wear: cool in Summer and warm in Winter
  • It holds its shape and resists wrinkling
  • It absorbs moisture quickly and has little static buildup
  • It is susceptible to moths and insects
  • It is weakened by sunlight and yellows with age
  • It is easily damaged by strong detergents, body oils and ironing, so most require dry cleaning
  • It is the strongest natural fibre, but is weak when wet