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A natural protein fibre, silk is produced by the larvae of silkworms reared by experts, and is considered the longest filament in nature. During the pupation period, the silkworms secrete a liquid protein that hardens when in contact with air. A second secretion produces a bonding agent that holds the filaments together. A single silkworm can produce up to 1km of filament. Heat is used to extract this filament; these strands are then twisted together to produce the thread for weaving.

Beautiful, breathable, and comfortable, the shimmering appearance of silk is due to the structure of the fibre, which refracts light at different angles, offering a natural glow, smooth texture, and vivid colours.