Blog: Silk and All of Its Superpowers
Silk and All of Its Superpowers
One of the major perks of silk—besides feeling totally luxurious to the touch—is that it doesn’t draw moisture from your body. This means that it’s naturally cooling, moisture-wicking, breathable—and keeps your hair and skin hydrated. That’s one reason why silk pillowcases are all the rage. Silk is also hypoallergenic which makes it a perfect fabric for anyone with allergies or asthma.
Highlights of Silk:
- Longest-lasting natural fibers
- Machine washable
A Brief History Lesson
Silk is naturally produced by silkworms and other insects which spin cocoons of fine, strong and lustrous fibers. These naturally long fibers get spun into a luxurious and high-quality material that is both built to last and incredibly soft.
Due to its naturally long fibers, silk is stronger than cotton, linen and most other wearable fabrics out there today. In other words, the longer the fiber, the stronger and longer-lasting the fabric.
Mulberry silk is the highest quality of silk and the most sought after.
The amazing thing about high-quality silk is that it naturally repels dirt, dust, oils and other grime that you accumulate throughout the day. Thus being the reason why people with asthma or allergies can greatly benefit from silk’s ability to ward off those unwanted allergens that harm the skin.
Silk is also an excellent alternative for those who struggle with eczema and need softer materials than conventional cotton or activewear fabrics.
Because of all of these remarkable properties and its compact structure, silk can be washed less often than traditional materials as well.
Perhaps the most honorable mention is that silk is a highly renewable resource that is biodegradable. In fact, it’s widely considered a more sustainable alternative to traditional fabrics. It uses less water, chemicals and energy to produce which means it has a lower environmental impact compared to most.
How to Care for Your Silk
Most silk can be machine washed and air dried. When machine washing your silk, it’s best to keep it on the delicate setting and rinse in cold water. Be sure to cool-iron or steam your garment after to restore luster.
As a general rule of thumb, treat your silk like the delicacy it is and be gentle with it. If you want it to last longer then hand-wash and air dry. Plus, washing it the old fashion way is better for the economy (and your silk).
Silk Is the Epitome of Luxury
Silk sheets, apparel, masks or anything made from silk is undeniably the epitome of luxury. The materials’ buttery-soft texture and absorbent nature make it one of the most sought out fabrics in all of human history.
The only downside is that it usually comes at an unaffordable price tag for most.
Most high-end luxury brands charge an arm and a leg for their premium silk collections. We understand the desire, but our promise looks a little different. It’s important to us to provide high-quality, sustainable products offered at attainable prices. So, that’s what you can expect from us—premium materials minus the premium markup.
Fiorla is a woman-owned small-business based in San Francisco. Our promise is to bring you the highest-quality silk, cashmere and organic cotton. Silk is the epitome of luxury which is why we add silk details to every piece of clothing to elevate your every day.
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