Why Silk Is So Expensive
Monday, January 25, 2021

Why Silk Is So Expensive

Silk generally refers to nature silk, including mulberry silk, tussah silk, castor silk, cassava silk and so on. It is a rather expensive fabric, widely used in clothing. Silk is called the "fiber queen" and has been favored by people throughout the ages for its unique charm.

Silk is a protein fiber and contains 18 kinds of amino acids that are beneficial to the human body. It can help the skin maintain the metabolism of the surface lipid membrane and keep the skin moisturized and smooth. The skin-friendly, smooth touch and rare elegance and nobleness have made many women fall in love with it.

Silk is composed of protein fibers and has excellent biocompatibility with the human body. In addition to its smooth surface, its frictional stimulation coefficient to the human body is the lowest among all kinds of fibers, only 7.4%. Therefore, when our skin meets the smooth and delicate silk, it will take care of every inch of our skin with its unique soft texture, following the curves of the human body.


A set of silk sleepwear costs hundreds of dollars, and everyone knows that silk is expensive. However, does anyone know why silk is so expensive?


1.      Scarcity

The length of the silk drawn from a cocoon is about 1000 meters, and the quality can even exceed 1300 meters! The most common 20/22D factory silk produced by reeling, each is made up of several (mostly 6-8) cocoons drawn from the silk, the combined thickness is similar to our hair! It shows why among all natural fibers, mulberry silk is the most delicate, the production cost is the highest, and the price is naturally expensive.

2.      Complex weaving process

After the cocoons enter the silk factory, they must enter the silk reeling process. Pieces of silkworm cocoons become the raw material of the silk factory. The silk factory goes through many processes such as cocoon selection, cocoon cooking, threading, etc. The complexity of the craftsmanship and the hard work of the workers make the price of silk higher!

So now, you already know why silk is so expensive. Learn as much as possible how to better care for and maintain silk sleepwear.

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