A Magic Fiber, due to Nature.

Silk’s natural properties take shape in accessories and clothing with real benefits for skincare and haircare.

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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.

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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. 



The antibacterial action of the filament results in not absorbing moisture from other surfaces and from external environment. This means many beneficial properties for the fiber resulting from this magic filament. A clean surface not absorbing sebum, creams and other products applied to the skin and which consequently requires less frequent washing.



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.



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.



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.



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. 



This is where Silkow comes from, a desire to unite silk beauty with the well-being its usage may bring.