Silk Scarf Washing

Silk Scarf Washing
Tags on silk scarves often suggest dry cleaning. However, with care, you can hand wash your silk scarf with mild natural cleaning products and water: Wash Add a tiny amount non alkaline shampoo to a basin of water below 86 degrees F. Soak silk scarf in the water for a few minutes. Gently lift the scarf and plunge it up and down in the water and then move the scarf against itself to was...

About Silk

About Silk
When you hear the word “silk” you may think of it as one type of fabric. In reality though, silk is a blanket term that has a wide range of variations. Some popular types are chiffon, organza, brocade and taffeta. Each one has its own characteristics that make it valuable to the market. With silk, there are three factors to consider: type, weight and weave. You can have fabric made from the...

The Fascinating History Of Silk

The Fascinating History Of Silk
You may know that silk is a supple fabric with a characteristic soft luster is manufactured from fiber created biologically by moth larvae. 1,000 silkworms produce less than one half pound of raw silk. What you may not know is that sericulture, the controlled production of silk, was a secret known only to the Chinese for thousands of years. What's more, even in China, the fabric was for many y...
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