Materials：Raw Silk 100％
After a couple of washes, the fabric will become much softer resembling the supple texture of cotton.
What’s raw silk?
Since ancient times, innumerable silkworms in cocoons have been boiled in boiling water to produce beautiful silk, but unlike ordinary silk, raw silk is a non-violent way of attaining the silk from the cocoons. It is also called “peace silk” or “vegetarian silk” or “Ahimsa Silk” because it is made without killing them. Wild silkworms are bred and are able to complete their life cycle through metamorphosis. Once they reach the moth stage, they fly out freely and the cocoons are then harvested.
Raw silk is made by spinning short cut fibers instead of winding it as a continuous thread-like normal silk in order to use the cocoon after the moth has broken and escaped. It doesn’t have a slippery luster like what we commonly see labeled as “silk”. There are balls and knots in the thread, giving it a slightly rustic feel. This environmentally-friendly process makes it so we respecting living things.
In Europe and the United States, it has been gradually gaining attention as a material for “ethical fashion (= clothing that is made from raw materials to final products that are environmentally friendly to the earth and are made under appropriate working conditions in developing countries)”.
Silk is hygroscopic, moisture-releasing, and breathable.
There are many people who suffer from poor circulation.
From researching, the reason why many people have cold extremities is possibly due to fluctuations of hormones, body mass, and lower metabolic rates. During menstruation, it is very common for women to feel chilly. Have you experienced this as well? The body temperature lowers because iron levels drop significantly upon the start of a cycle. That’s why we chose to use silk for everyday life in order to feel comfortable all year.
It’s also known for its antibacterial effects. During the humid and hot season, silk can reduce odors. When enveloped by silk, it’s soft and comfortable all-year-round. Because the composition of silk is very close to that of human skin, it is favored amongst people with sensitive skin.
Requires special care.
- Put item in a laundry net. Avoid synthetic detergent or bleach when washing.
- Cold water + Delicate cycle ~ fabric will damage if washed with hot water & regular cycle.
- Because the product is not pre-washed, the silkworm gum (sericin) is still on the fabric. This gum has a natural, fishy smell that can be removed by washing thoroughly with mild detergent.
- To dry: Hang silk in the shade or delicate cycle without heat. When finished, smell the fabric. If the smell remains, repeat again.
- The softness changes overtime from wear & washing. Enjoy the transformation of the garment.
- Store garment on a hanger for air circulation.