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Mulberry Silk

Mullberry silk comes from the silkworm of the moth Bombyx Mori, which feeds on the leaves of the white Mulberry tree, Morus Alba. The silk cocoons are plucked, dried in the sun to kill the worm (before it can become a moth and break the cocoon) and then boiled in water to soften the fibre. The silky smooth filaments (fibres) are reeled carefully to make one long thread. Mulberry silk is soft, easy to dye and has good insulating properties. 


For years the Chinese cultivated Mulberry silk and the desire for this fabric from other parts of the world led to the formation of the greatest trade route in history, the silk route, which stretches from China to Rome. Centuries later the knowledge of sericulture, the rearing of silkworms and the processing of silk, spread to other parts of the world.


Mulberry silk is shiny, smooth and has a fluidity that makes it perfect for evening wear. At Brass Tacks we use Mulberry Silk for graceful, elegant styles that look best with the drape and sheen of silk. 


Fabric Care: Silk is very weak in water, and continued exposure to water and detergents erode its natural lustre. Dry cleaning is the best way to care for silk.

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