Strength is one of the most interesting characteristics of silk. Part of this strength comes from
the length of the fibers. It may be elegant and gentle on your skin, but underneath the shine it’s
brimming with power.
Silk is cultivated from the cocoon of mulberry silkworm larvae – they can make a long,
continuous thread to work with. The process is time-consuming and delicate, which explains
the high cost of this fabric. You can’t pull a strand of silk into its component fibers in the way
you can with cotton. It’s far more durable than 95% of most fabrics.