The magical story of silks origin written by Confucius legends that silk was discovered around 2700 BC in ancient China. The Chinese Empress
Leizu (also known as Xi Ling Shi) discovered silk by accident when a silkworm cocoon dropped into her cup of tea from Mulberry tree.
Wishing to extract it from her drink, the 14-year-old girl began to unroll the thread of the cocoon; seeing the long fibres that constituted the
cocoon, the Empress decided to weave some of it, and so kept some of the cocoons to do so. Having observed the life of the silkworm on the
recommendation of her husband, the Yellow Emperor, she began to instruct her entourage in the art of raising silkworms - sericulture. From
this point, the empress became the goddess of silk in Chinese mythology.
Silk remained confined to China as it’s most guarded secret for another thousand years until the Silk Road opened at some point during the
later half of the first millennium BC bringing it to the rest of the world.
Our search to find the highest quality silk took us to China; the motherland of the finest silks in the world where it was originally invented.
Silk is one of the lowest carbon footprint fabrications and is also highly biodegradable, as opposed to other fabrications that can take hundred
years+ to break down. By default of silk production from worms; herbicides, chemicals and even perfume are banned from entering the farm
to avoid disturbing or upsetting the worms. A silk Mulberry Farm is one of the most peaceful sanctuaries to be immersed in.
Our Silk is sourced from a female-founded supplier and is produced utilising two dedicated silk farms, where the silkworms feed on organic
mulberry leaves. Recycled water is used to boil the cocoons; each strand is then carefully unwound onto reels. Our natural fibres are Oeko-Tex
certified, Global Recycle Standard approved, FSC approved, and SGS Responsible Forestry Certified. Our factories are also BSCI and SEDDEX