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The very word silk oozes luxury.
From the very moment when silk was first invented, it has been considered a luxury enjoyed by the upper classes of society. Like every other cloth material, creating silk also involves a particular process.
Although it was discovered and created in Central Asia, silk's popularity has spread world. Raw silk produced is imported to other countries to be used to create various products. Silk is a material known for being expensive. It is expensive because of the high cost of producing silk. Apart from silk weaving, the silk production process can also involve silk dyeing. Once something that was only enjoyed by a small number of people, today silk is affordable and lots of people can now wear silk. Even though silk dresses are just like any other garments created out of different types of fabrics, they still have to be treated with care. You might have noticed there are lots of rules when it comes to washing and treating silk clothing. These have to be followed in order to maintain the quality and not ruin the silk. A silk expert would probably advise you not to put silk, especially dark-colored silk, in bleach as silk can turn yellow. White-colored silk can turn yellow too when exposed to a high amount of bleach. This is because bleach chemicals damage silk fabrics and make them turn to their original color.
People enjoy the luxury of silk in many ways. But have you ever wondered where, when, and how silk came to be invented? Here are some interesting silk facts that will tell you things about the invention of silk that you never knew before.
Silk has been dubbed the queen of fabrics because of its rich texture. Yet, silk isn't just limited to the world of clothing. It has evolved to incorporate cultures, ideologies, and so much more. Here are some facts about silk and its significance in various aspects of life.
Silk products are used all over the world. The silk industry produces silk not only for fashionable clothes but also for other purposes.
Leizu, wife of the Yellow Emperor, discovered silk through the cocoon of the silkworm that fell into her teacup. Apart from what the legend states, other remnants of silk and related materials from history have also been found.
While silk is a popular choice of fabric because it is so soft, there are issues with how it is made.
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