For over 5,000 years, silk has been prized as a particularly refined and exclusive fabric. Its lustrous sheen, soft drape and ability to take on rich colours ensure that garments and accessories made from the material have a uniquely luxurious appearance. It's also smooth and soft against the skin and is naturally breathable, making it extraordinarily comfortable to wear as well.
Silk was originally cultivated in China, and much of it is still produced in Asia. The fine, strong fibres are found in the cocoon of the silkworm, which are then carefully processed into threads and ultimately woven or knitted into pieces like shirts, ties or scarves. Silk can also be found blended with wool or cotton, adding smoothness and sheen to knitwear or suits.