The origin of Silk dates back to Indus Valley Civilization between 2450 BC and 2000 BC. However, the origins are still also seen 2500 BC in China. Majorly, 97% of the raw silk comes from five Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Silk fabric, also known as ‘Paat’ in East India, Pattu in South India and Resham in North India.
The fabric has a shimmering appearance, though has interrupting patterns of weave due to its natural fibre. India is also the largest consumer of Silk, Celebrations playing vital role in day to day life of any Indian.
Silk’s softness has made it a hotly desired commodity throughout history. The most common consumer application of silk is apparel production. Silk has been prized for thousands of years for its incredible softness and durability.
We've heard that silk is great for us, But how exactly does silk benefit us? We have wonderful benefits below, which we personally attest to!
1) Silk Slows Down Ageing
Silk has this natural, cloud-like quality that makes you feel fresh. There’s just something about it that feels timeless, and this isn’t only in its texture. Silk amino acids, a natural nutrient found in the fabric, have been found to reduce specific signs of ageing, such as wrinkles. Because silk is a natural material, it is easier for this fabric to produce and retain moisture on its own. It does miracles on the skin when left in contact overnight. Dermatologists attest to silk’s ability to slow down visible signs of ageing and revitalize the human skin even after a short night’s rest. Over time, the long-term use of silk will drastically improve the skin’s appearance, significantly slowing down the effects of ageing. Think of it as an invisible night cream applied to your face every single night.
2) Silk Clothing Helps with Eczema and Asthma
Because of its natural protein structure, silk is known for its hypoallergenic properties, making it compatible with all skin types.
Another of its great feature: silk prevents the build-up of soil, dirt, and other microscopic foreign bodies that may trigger an allergy, especially in people with eczema. Thanks to these healing properties, silk is an excellent alternative to usual cotton active and nightwear.
Aside from eczema, silk’s hypoallergenic quality can help treat people with asthma. Among the triggers of asthma are bed bugs and droppings that can affect your quality of sleep – but these microscopic items would not stand a chance against silk’s compact structure.
3) Silk Can Improve Sleep
If you have ever experienced the luxury of sleeping in silk, you would be familiar with how quickly you can fall asleep while being enveloped in this material. The reason is simple: it makes you comfortable.
Silk, a natural material blessed with sheen and softness, can also regulate body temperature and control moisture even in vast, changing climates. This makes silk an excellent sleep companion that will surely enhance the quality of your night-time slumbers.
Buying Silk: Is It Worth It?
Silk brings so much to our lives. It can improve our health, our relaxation, our sleep, with both short-term and long-term benefits reaped by those who genuinely embrace what silk brings to the table. Not only is silk all natural, but it is also very durable and resistant, meaning the average piece of silk will last for quite a while, years and even decades.
You don’t have to book a hotel to experience the luxurious lifestyle; choose silk and experience it everywhere.
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WHY LOVE LINEN ?
It's no coincidence that as the weather gets warmer, linen clothing hits the shelves. There are a number of benefits to this relaxed yet elegant fabric that make it perfect for the Spring/Summer months. Not only is it a beautifully breathable material, but it's generally more sustainable than other popular threads.
Here are our top six reasons for loving linen:
1. Linen – The Preferred Fabric for Clothing of Healing, Healthy Living and Well Being.
Since the earliest times, flax has been known to have healing properties. When wearing 100% linen, many individuals have testified that their healing was rapid. Post injury or surgical pain was substantially reduced when using linen bandages and wearing linen clothing.
2. Strength and Durability
Linen is considered to be the strongest of all natural fibres, and it's even been found to get stronger with washes! This means that linen clothing will last for many Summer seasons to come, making it a perfect addition to any conscious, capsule wardrobe.
3. Sustainable Fashion
Environmentally friendly, ethically sourced and made clothing is becoming increasingly popular now, and we hope that continues into the future. Linen is also recyclable and biodegradable.
As linen fibres are hollow they allow more airflow over your body than other materials. They are also highly absorbent, gaining up to 20% of their dry weight in moisture without feeling damp to touch. This makes linen perfect for sunny spells and warm getaways, helping you to keep cool and avoid embarrassing sweat patches!
Many people suffer from allergies and various skin conditions and they’ve probably come to notice that certain types of fabrics often agitate their symptoms. Linen is very breathable, allows air to move around freely and thus, releases moisture very fast. Linen is definitely a safe choice for anyone experiencing some type of discomfort.
6. It's Luxurious and Versatile
Whether you’re dressing up for a formal event, corporate environment, or aiming for a more casual, low-key look, linen has an innate ability to compliment every occasion. It takes a long process to make linen from flax plant. This lengthy process is why linen is considered to be one of the most luxurious natural fabrics, and why linen is more expensive than other materials like cotton.
We love linen so much that our latest collection is made of pure linen.