SILK BENEFITS

A millennial recipe

Light as a feather, almost imperceptible on our skin, this fiber has been and is still considered as precious as gold thanks to its natural beneficial properties and to its charming roots.

Its peculiar composition and texture are linked to its origin: silk filament in fact derives from the cocoon the silkworm builds around itself as a protective shield during its transformation into a butterfly. This filament is the final outcome of an ancient evolution process, and is the protection of the silkworm from external factors, thermic shocks and bacteria.

At the same time, silk filament functions are also the foundation of its beneficial properties.

 

Naturally soft

Apart from the countless features linked to fibroin, silk differentiates itself from other textile fibers also for its extremely light and delicate texture, which makes it extremely pleasant also when it comes into contact with children’s skin.

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Thermo-regulative

One of the most well-known features of silk is its capability to give a sensation of warmth during wintertime and of freshness during summer. Its thermo-regulative property also prevents from sweating, avoiding subsequent uncomfortable wet feeling, pains and skin irritations, especially during the night.

 

Hypoallergenic

Silk main component is fibroin: a protein very similar to the keratin that builds up our skin and hair. Thanks to this strong resemblance, silk is perfectly compatible with human epidermis. Its protective function also made this fiber hypoallergenic, since it resists to external factors such as dust mites and microbes.

 

Antibacterial

Silk has the ability of naturally blocking the action of enzymes’ molecules, hence carrying out an antibacterial function. Thus, skin will prevent mold from appearing, it will help against skin infections, but it also does not need frequent washing like other kinds of fabrics.
  
Silk is, apart from all that, eco-friendly and an important ally to the environment: mulberry plantations are the basis for silkworms’ breeding. In fact, through photosynthesis, mulberries are able to absorb more carbon dioxide – producing then more oxygen – than it may be released during silk yarn production process.

 

Silkworm plantations
Silk is a natural fiber that blends the charm and lightness of its texture with the great benefits its roots have.
This is where Silkow comes from, a desire to unite silk beauty with the well-being its usage may bring.