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....

Advice, Curiosity / 15.09.2019

Silk is a precious and delicate fiber that requires gentile care and some attention but this should not prevent you from wearing it or using it. Aside from being a naturally luminous fabric, it is also a natural fabric that adapts to your body temperature: if it is hot, silk becomes cool on the skin and if it is cold, it infuses the body with a feeling of warmth....

Event, Fashion / 30.05.2019

The new edition of Pitti Uomo 96; the international reference event for fashion and lifestyle for men’s wear, will take place in Florence, Italy from the 11th to the 14th of June. Fashion shows, events and exhibitions will enliven the Fortezza da Basso; an historic fort nested within the 14thcentury walls of Florence, and the entire city will present a preview of the new men trends for Spring/ Summer 2020....

Actuality, Sustainability / 20.04.2019

Who are the Millennials? The word millennial refers to the generation of people born from the 1980’s to the end of the 1990’s, more precisely, those born from 1981 to 1996. They are also called Generation Y: they are the first to have been born with the diffusion of the internet and today they are the main online consumers, they are educated and connected....

History / 08.03.2019

Silk history does not have a precise starting date, although it is sure that the sericulture origins also known as silk productions date back to thousand years before Christ. Recent studies of the University of Science and Technology of China about silk proteins residuals withdrew from the tombs of the archeological site of Jiahu in Henan province go back the silk production to 8500 years ago. The Chinese tradition has always attributed the born of silk rearing to an accidental discovery of the Chinese empress Xi Ling Shi. The...