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The Many Different Benefits of Wearing Silk Fabric

When we hear the word “silk” we usually imagine a soft luxurious fabric with a nice sheen.

The technology of making the silk thread is unique – it is obtained by unwinding the miniature cocoons of silkworms. The secret to the manufacture of silk was for a long time known only in China. Even though silk fabric is made in other countries, China to this day remains the largest producer of silk.

Below you will find the benefits of silk fabric appreciated not only for its beauty and durability but also for its health rewards.

  • It’s Strong and Durable
  • There’s a reason why good quality silk can last a lifetime. For a fabric so thin and lightweight, silk is extremely strong. The strength of a silk thread is equal to the strength of a steel wire of the same diameter. Silk is not only strong but also has great elasticity and excellent resilience. Thus, this fabric is really durable and retains its beauty for years if properly taken care of.

  • It’s Naturally Hypoallergenic
  • Silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. It doesn’t attract dust mites and fairly resists dust, fungus, mold and some other allergens.

  • Good for Your Skin 
  • Silk helps decrease skin’s loss of moisture thus it promotes the rejuvenation of the skin, preventing to some degree the effects of aging and relieving dry, flaky skin conditions by locking moisture in and ensuring it stays on your skin.

  • It Warms You Up in the Winter
  • Silk is one of the most insulating natural fibers. Silk clothing is then great at keeping you warm. Silk has also  an incredible warmth-to-thickness ratio. Even a thin and lightweight silk fabric can keep you warm when worn close to the skin. Silk is such a thin and compact fabric that insulating clothes that are made from silk can be worn even under the tightest clothes, making silk clothing the perfect base layer when layering clothes in the winter.

  • It Keeps You Cool in the Summer
  • Other than keeping you warm in the winter; silk clothing can also keep you cool in the summer. Silk is capable of absorbing anywhere between 10-30 percent of its weight in moisture. This makes silk a moderately breathable fabric. Silk is also very lightweight and thin, which is a great help in keeping you cool. Loose-fitting silk clothes and accessories are great to wear in the spring and even in summer.

    For all these reasons, LW considered the use of rare to find organic silk in one of its loungewear collection. The beauty of offering organic silk is that it is manufactured without the use of toxic chemicals in the growth, harvest and production of the fabric.

    Silk is surprisingly easy to care for and will retain its beauty for years. That's why silk is so often used in pieces that are passed down from generation to generation. It is a truly timeless fabric, lending itself to a variety of uses from casual, everyday clothing to formal attire for special occasions.

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