Why Wear Silk?

Posted by Harkoi NYC Admin on

Silk is a natural fiber known for its soft, lustrous, and light weight qualities. The process of making silk yarn, Sericulture, involves harvesting silkworm cocoons to make yarn. The yarn is then woven on a hand or machine loom to create fabric.

Contrary to popular belief, silk is a durable, absorbent, and breathable fabric. It works very well for summer clothing due to its moisture wicking capabilities as well as for winters for its low conductive properties. It also absorbs dyes very well, both natural and chemical and creates rich saturated color tones. A big benefit of silk is that it is a hypoallergenic material, great for sensitive skin.

Due to the versatility of this material, it was our first choice to create luxe handmade accessories and limited-edition silk shirts for you. The handmade patterns give each piece a unique signature that cannot be replicated by a machine or mass manufacturing. The material is simple to maintain and needs only occasional dry cleaning. It makes for an easy choice to dress up or down or layer with other pieces from your closet.

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