Voice To Experts / 15.03.2021

Silk yarns derive from this peculiar structure (see picture); as for us to understand what silk actually is, we need to start from here. The picture has been realized thanks to an electronic microscope, which highlights the structure of a natural silk filament as it is made by silkworms....

Art, Curiosity / 15.11.2020

“My poems have a silky sound, like the rustling of your dress on the stairs.” Hermann Hesse. Silk is like music. Not just for the soft and romantic rustling we can appreciate when we wear silk-made dresses, but also because silk is used to produce the strings we see on many music instruments. ...

Art / 15.10.2020

When we think of contemporary art, what we think of at first are performances, exhibitions, video-art, photography, digital art and other techniques and languages/means of communication which stimulates a sort of conceptual creativity. But what if the canvas was “painted” with silk yarns?...

Beauty / 14.08.2020

Silk makes you beautiful: this is not only the remake of the title of a famous movie, but also something true. With its bright and iridescent reflections, silk is a fiber able to enhance the beauty of dresses and complexions, but its potentialities do not finish here; its proteins are natural elements used for haircare and body beauty treatments....

Hi-tech / 09.07.2020

Silk and technology as a duo may seem something artificial, but these two elements are actually tied up by a thin but extremely strong connection in various contexts and in many ways. In the field of natural textile fibers, silk is (emerging as?) the future main character thanks to its versatility and use in sectors like medicine, electronics and architecture, which are technologically advanced and tending towards sustainability. ...

Curiosity / 20.12.2019

lt is widely acknowledged that silk is a precious fiber however; there are many other aspects of this precious materiai that are unknown to the average consumer- familiar only to the silk expert. Measurements, numbers and data are indispensable tools necessary for the daily production of silk and the transformation of this unique product....