Why silk?

LIGHTWEIGHT

Silkbody is soft and extremely lightweight. You feel like you’re hardly wearing anything at all.

DRY

Silkbody keeps your skin dry because the hygroscopic silk fibre absorbs one third its own weight in moisture without feeling damp. The absorbed moisture is evaporated into the environment or absorbed by outer clothing layers. Your Silkbody also dries fast – on or off the body.

SAFE AND NATURAL

Our fabrics are made from only natural fibres. Silk is one of the safest fibres you can wear next to your skin because it is naturally flame resistant. Where synthetics melt, silk burns to harmless ash.

silk garments on rack

ONE GARMENT FOR ALL SEASONS

Winter and Summer, Silkbody provides thermal balance. Wear your Silkbody for luxurious warmth in winter or as a super-lightweight, breathable garment in summer that will keep you dry and cool. Its versatility makes it perfect for travel.

SMOOTH AS

Silk feels softer against the skin than other fibres because it has a smooth surface and is extremely fine. With an average diameter of 11 microns (0.011mm), the silk fibre is one of the softest you can wear. Everyone can appreciate this, but it’s particularly important for those with sensitive skins.

GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

The natural gum that binds the silk cocoon together is called sericin. Sericin is believed to be beneficial to the health of your skin, much like the lanolin in wool, as it contains many essential amino acids. The sericin is also responsible for the natural fragrance of Silkbody fabrics, which will subside after several washes.

ONLY SILK IS SILK!

Many fabrics claim to feel “soft as silk” but what could be better than the real thing? Synthetic fibres such as polyester were first developed last century from a desire to imitate the precious silk fibre. But silk has unique properties that no manmade fibre can imitate.