Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers in the world and still stands for elegance and maximum comfort like hardly any other material. The queen of natural fibers has been captivating people for thousands of years and is more popular than ever today.
About the Origin of The Silk
Although the silk in Europe already has a centuries-old tradition. But their origin can be found in the Chinese imperial era. So the legend is supposed to 3000 AD the legendary Emperor Fu Xi was the first to have used the idea of using the fiber of the silkworm cocoon to make garments. The origin of the silk fiber was for several thousand years one of the best-kept state secrets of China. And so the monopoly over the silk was reserved exclusively for the Chinese Empire.
It was not until the year 555 AD that two Persian monks succeeded in smuggling a few eggs of the silkworm together with the knowledge of the manufacture of the substance to Constantinople. This made production possible outside of China for the first time. Silk production in Europe spread from Constantinople to Italy and France. Nevertheless, even today, the majority of global silk production originates from China. In addition, India and Japan are other very important producers.
This is How Silk is Made
One of the highest quality silks on the world market is mulberry silk, also from China. Mulberry silk is a unique production process: For the production of silk, local farmers grow mulberry trees. From the trees, they harvest the leaves so that the silkworms of the Bombyx Mori moth can feed on it for the pupation process. When pupating then produce the caterpillars with special glands in the mouth a single, pure white and very fine continuous thread. They put this in large loops with up to 300,000 turns around it. In this way, they spin into their cocoon. The silkworm cocoons are then spun into raw silk fibers and dyed in Italy. The silk thread can be processed to the so particularly smooth and glossy fabric.
These Properties Make Silk Something Very Special
The special feature of the silk is characterized by its shiny and smooth surface, which is not very sensitive to wrinkles. Its is also very supple, has a high strength and excellent insulation against both heat and cold. If you dye the silk fabrics, they show up in particularly brilliant colors.
The Right Care: You Have to Pay Attention
So that the silk preserves its beauty as long as possible, there are a few important things to keep in mind. So the fabric is very sensitive to high temperatures, abrasion and water. Therefore, you must wash the fabric carefully with special cleaning agent by hand. If heavily soiled, you can also clean the fabric using chemicals. Just add a teaspoon of wine vinegar to the water.
However, it is important to remove all soap residue during the washing process. This prevents stains on the sensitive surface. Since silk is particularly sensitive to form when wet, you should never remove it. However, you can iron the silk at medium temperatures between 130 - 160 °C to the left. But she should be slightly wet for that. Also important to know: For dry, you should never expose the silk to direct sunlight. Otherwise the silk will yellow and the colors will fade. Dryers, washing machines and chlorine bleach are also taboo for the care of silk.
Your ambassadors for elegance and style
We use only the finest silk in the world for our bespoke Seven Fold ties. Each tie is made by a master tailor in four-hour manual work from 0.77 m mulberry tree silk. This takes ten times longer than a traditional tie. In addition, Seven Fold ties also need twice as much material. And although the final width of 9.5 cm is the same as that of a traditional tie. Choose from a beautiful selection of colors your lifelong companion and ambassador for elegance and style.
The Silk Collection
DARIO’S Couture Handkerchief Hannover in 100% Twillsilk
DARIO’S Couture Seven-Fold Tie Frankfurt in 100% Twillsilk