A natural fibre of animal origin, which has been processed since the dawn of time (legend has it that it was discovered in China almost 5000 years ago) it is produced from the cocoon of silkworms.
It is characteristic for being extremely soft, elastic, fine and at the same time strong.
Analysed through a microscope, unlike other natural fibres, it appears regular and more similar to synthetic fibres, of which it is still today a major competitor.
And there’s more: through the study of a silk thread in a laboratory, the first artificial fibres were developed between the 19th and 20th century that were initially called “artificial silks”.
Ready-made textiles using silk threads are highly valued because of their insulating properties which make the products appropriate for use both in wintertime and summertime. Thanks to its shine and softness to the touch, silk can be used to produce very comfortable high-quality products.