Secret of Silk
1. The soft luster and texture
The degumming process would remove Sericin from Fibroin, leaving an irregular surface full of thin triangular cross-sections. The prism-like cross-sections allow complex reflection of light on the silk surface and result in the unique soft luster. In addition, the thin but strong silk fiber provides extra tensile strength and warmth to the silk fabrics. Its soft and smooth texture makes silk unmatched by any other fiber.
2. UV-shield effect
Amino acids in the silk proteins would reduce harmful ultraviolet rays. It is the ability that the silkworms mastered to survive and protect them from the harsh environment especially during metamorphosis. Therefore, the silk fabrics could protect human skin from UV light.
3. Anti-Odor effect
It can inhibit the growth of micro-bacteria and retain the normal condition of skin, resulting in an Anti-Odor effect of silk-products.
4. Moist absorbing and releasing effect
It could absorb 1.3 to 1.5 times more water and release moist 1.5 times faster than cotton, moisture trapped in the silk fabric could be quickly wicked away. Sweat perspired from the body would be easily absorbed and released outside, so it could leave you feeling dry and comfortable even at summer time. Human beings are said to give out 2 liters of sweat a day, so it is important to choose some clothes that could allow ventilation for a good hygiene and comfort.
5. Warm Keeping effect
There are plenty of air spaces between the fibers even in a thin layer of silk. It could trap body heat easily and keep you warm. Silk could help you stay away from catching a cold in winter because it can keep you warm and can wick away extra sweat moisture.
6. Skin beauty effect
The natural moisturizing effect could protect skin from dryness. The natural features of silk have been encouraging producers to use silk in apparels and even in cosmetic and medical areas.
7. Gentle to Skin
The protein-rich composition is less likely to cause irritation or allergy to human, so the silk-products could also be consumed by customers with sensitive skin. Besides, it can get rid of the unpleasant feeling of static electricity on the clothes because silk has a high hygroscopicity. It can also keep off dust and dirt to avoid asthma and allergies.
8. Safety (Flame resistant)
Silk is usually considered weak and delicate because of its thin yarns. However, the tensile strength of silk is in fact stronger than cotton and wool. Besides, silk is nonflammable that it would not melt or burn under 300 degree. Therefore, it is less likely to cause severe burns unlike the chemical fibers which would melt on body with flame.