Silk: natural, ecological and luxurious material

Published on 03/17/2017

KOSELYA chose to create a range of silk knit ties marked with the distinctive yellow K symbol of the brand. The silk knit is made on traditional knitting machines based on a natural raw material: silk. Silk fiber has the advantage of being extremely soft, light, flexible and absorbent. It is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. The silk comes from the cocoon produced by the caterpillar of the mulberry tree commonly called silkworm. Natural silk is produced in a magnanery by a craftsman called the magnan.

The history of silk seems to begin according to recent discoveries between 3000 and 2000 years BC. (The oldest silk fragment discovered in China from 2570 BC). It will then continue with three millennia of exclusivity during which China trades this precious fabric without ever transmitting the secret. The art of making silk would then gradually be transmitted to other civilizations through spies of all kinds (monks, princesses ...) to looters and merchants. However, recent discoveries in the Indus Valley (Harappa and Chanhu Daro) in Pakistan suggest that the civilization that lived there (2800-1900 BC) already knew and mastered The use of silk.

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In Europe, silk was for a long time a monopoly of the Roman Empire of the East. Arrived in Western Europe at the end of the Middle Ages, silk production reached the stage of industrialization from the nineteenth century, in Lyon especially where artistic activities of weaving are still continuing. The traditional spinning when it persists mainly in the south of France (Provence, ...).

For the care of silk, bet on hand washing (at 30 ° maximum) or drying and attention to the iron, it must be dry and soft. Do not especially wear silk products, roll them in a terry towel, and lay flat on a dry towel. NEVER dry in the dryer, in the sun or on a radiator.

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