“Silk”, this one word is associated with so many things. Luxury, softness, richness, elegance, fashion, style, opulence, beauty and in our case self care.
What is it about this natural fibre that holds so much meaning? The history of silk adds to the intrigue of this ancient fabric. Silk cloth has been found wrapped over ancient, Egyptian mummies and has an ages old history in Asia. For a long time in early history the use of silk was restricted to the Emporer of China. Lucky for us, although still a limited commodity, we can all enjoy the benefits of silk.
According to Chinese myth, sericulture and the weaving of silk cloth was invented by Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, the wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor who is said to have ruled China in about 3,000 BC. Hsi-Ling-Shi is credited with both introducing sericulture and inventing the loom upon which silk is woven.* For thousands of years silk has been revered and still maintains a high value as a natural fabric. Although still mostly produced in east Asia, this natural wonder has reached all continents through international trade. Silk is used in decor, modern and traditional clothing, and even in religion as silk shawls are believed to retain energies during meditation.
At la seda we use only 100% pure mulberry silk. The mulberry plant offers the best nutrition in order for silk worms to create the best, brightest silk. Our silk is then woven with a charmeuse finish to provide the ultimate smoothness and sheen.