You Got Something in Your Tea
As many ancient stories do – the story of silk began in early China. The legend goes that it was found by chance. An empress was sitting under a mulberry tree and a cocoon from the tree fell in her tea. The empress noticed that the cocoon unwound into a long, delicate shimmering thread and she found that by twisting together the silk fibres, she could make a soft strong thread that was strong enough to be woven.
A nice story whose origins have never been confirmed but it’s believed none the less. What we do know for certain is that for many centuries the Chinese closely guarded the fabric and secrets of their craft. It wasn’t until trading began along The Silk Road that silk started to spread outside of China and eventually trickling to the rest of the world.
How We Do It
To make our silk Georgette Satin we went back to its roots, where the craft of silk is still closely guarded in the city of Huzhou, China. Here silk Georgette Satin is spun into a 2-ply yarn, making it extra strong. We wanted to design something completely different in look and texture to Crepe de Chine so we went for a thicker and smoother yet not too shiny version of silk. Structured in a satin weave with a 22MM weight our silk Georgette Satin has a soft texture with a strong and springy characteristic that make it more wrinkle resistant.
Our silk Georgette Satin V-Neck Camisole is double layered throughout the entire garment while our V-Neck Slip Dress is double layered in the bodice (leaving room for the bottom of the dress to flow more freely). Double layering leaves you feeling comfortable in the notoriously delicate fabric and also gives the garment very clean finished edges with no visible stitching.
Detailed to the End
Delicate materials call for a delicate touch, and with our silk we prefer a meticulous eye. That’s why all our silk is cut by hand, and put together individually.fabrics / by Grana / 07.07.16