Silk is a biodegradable, natural filament fibre that’s a luxurious and more sustainable choice. It’s a renewable resource which is durable, anti-bacterial, and flame-retardant, and it requires minimal chemicals, water, and energy when processed. It’s made by spinning silk worm cocoons into silk fibres, which are then used to produce the fabric.
The quality can vary greatly – as a delicate material, it can be susceptible to abrasion, light, and perspiration. It is lightweight, soft to the touch, and moisture-absorbing which allows the wearer to feel cool in high temperatures and warm in low temperatures. When cared for properly, it can retain its qualities and last a long time. We use silk in woven pieces such as blouses, pants, and shorts.