Get to know me: Silk

Silk is a highly renewable resource with less impact on the environment than many other fabrics. The silk worm feed on mulberry leaves, which don't require the use of pesticides or fertilizers to grow. A scarf made from 100% silk is sustainable in so many ways: material, versatile use (did you know that your scarf can transform into a handbag when that shopping-urge strikes? look here), high quality fabric, the list goes on. Our scarves are made of high quality 100% silk twill, 14 mm.

"It's actually finer, and stronger, than kevlar"

Silk has been used for over 4000 years and origins from ancient China. The fine fabric then spread to Japan and India, and eventually found its way to the west trough the famous Silk Road about 2000 years ago, when travelling salesmen from the east started to trade silk for horses. Silk was the most valuable export on the Silk Road since it was light, easy to transport, and was said to be worth its weight in gold during the Roman era.

Did you know that:

🖤 Silk is a 100% biogradable and natural material, made from the silk cocoon of the mulberry butterfly.

🖤 The silk fibre is the longest natural fibre in the world, one silk thread can be up to 3000 m long, wow!

🖤 Silk fibre is partially hollow, which allows it to trap heat and easily transport moisture out of the fabric: keeps you cool when it's hot and warm when it's cold. Amazing, right!?

🖤 Silk is incredibly gentle to the skin and hair because the fibres are almost completely frictionless. It is the smoothest natural material (on fiber level) in the world. Wear our scarves around your hairbun and your hair will litteraly thank you!

🖤 For people with sensitive skin or allergies, silk is naturally hypoallergenic and unlikely to cause irritation. It’s also antimicrobial, meaning it hinders the growth of microorganisms like mold, fungus, and bacteria. Overall, it's a great choice of fabric.

🖤 The proteins in silk also give it unparalleled strength—it's actually finer and stronger than Kevlar. It’s been used throughout history as a lightweight “soft armor” and was even used to make the world’s first bulletproof vest.

Our sensitive/strong scarf in seaport blue, 100% silk and a sustainable choise for any conscious fashionista!