What can be more luxurious than the touch of silk against bare skin? Smooth, soft (but never slippery in the way that artificial fabrics sometimes are), silk feels like a second skin. Not all silks feel exactly the same (some silks feel like liquid cream, others have a slightly nubby surface) but the one thing they all have in common is a pure, unadulterated luxury. With superb breathability and an almost magical ability to feel cool in summer and warm in winter, silk
has a deserved reputation as one of the most sumptuous, sensuous fabrics available.
Why Does Silk Feel Cool?
If you’ve ever worn a silk blouse on a hot summer’s day, you’ll remember that gorgeously cool feeling of the silk against your skin. It’s rare that you find anything that functions as well as it looks, but silk is a delightful exception. The natural fibers that go into silk give it an amazing ability to regulate temperature, dispersing excess heat when temperatures start to rise and keeping it in when they start to drop. Paradoxically cool in summer and warm in winter, silk is one of the few fabrics that can be worn 365 days a year and never miss a beat.
What Does Mulberry Silk Feel Like?
If you want to experience a true taste of luxury, invest in a mulberry silk dress. Or skirt. Or blouse. Or whatever else takes your fancy. Whatever it is, you’ll be amazed at just how exquisite the fabric feels against your skin. To understand what makes mulberry silk just so desirable, you need to understand a little about how it’s made. Originally, mulberry silk was produced in China, where local farmers decided the best use for all the mulberry trees populating the area was to harvest their leaves and feed them to their silkworms. The tradition has continued, and today, mulberry silk is recognized as one of the best in the world. The thread of mulberry silk tends to be more refined than other varieties and is noted for its fineness, strength, and silkiness. Touching mulberry silk is like touching an angel’s wing– soft, yielding, gentle, and as buttery soft as can be.