The Benefits of Silk
Absorbent and moisturizing.
Silk is a natural textile produced from raw fibers made by silkworms. Silk cocoons protect their inhabitants from the outside climate as well as from potential invaders, defending against both dryness and humidity and maintaining an ideal temperature.
Gentle enough for babies.
A child’s own silk cocoon. Woven silk contains tiny spaces that allow the fabric to be warm in the winter and refreshing in the summer. In houses with little ones, use silk without a worry.
Soft on skin.
Silk is comprised of the same proteins as human skin and is therefore sometimes referred to as a “second skin.” With a smooth, calming, and elegant feel, it is even used for undergarments and nightwear.
Once silkworms encase themselves in cocoons, they do not emerge until after they have transformed. The cocoon is therefore endowed with the natural ability to purify. Silk is also less prone to static electricity than synthetic fibers, making it less susceptible to attracting dust.
Protective against UV rays.
As ultraviolet rays are very harmful to silkworms, silk is able to absorb ultraviolet rays and reduce their effect. With the refreshing caress of wind passing through the fabric, silk is valuable any time of the year. (The fabric may turn yellow if exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.)
Synthetic fibers burn around 200°C, can release poisonous gases, and can melt and adhere to the skin. In contrast, silk will not burn at up to 300-400°C, will not release poisonous gases, and will naturally turn to ash when burned.
*Silk can be damaged by friction. Please handle with care.