Fashionabulary – Silk

Hello beauties,

today’s fashionabulary focuses on that spectacular fabric called Silk.

Silk is a natural protein fibre, composed 80% of fibroin and 20% of sericin (gum), produced by certain insect larvae (the most renowned being mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity) to form cocoons.

Raw silk (“seta cruda” in Italian) is any silk thread from which the external gum has not yet been removed.

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In fact, in order to improve silk sheen and elasticity, gum is removed by treating raw silk with hot water, thus obtaining either souplè silk, when only part of the gum is removed, or degummed silk (in Italian “seta cotta”), when all the gum is removed. Degummed silk can then be treated with a process called “weighting” in order to improve its resistance.
Silk that has been processed can be woven or knit into a variety of fabrics.


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Crepe de chine

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 (made from the cocoons of wild Tussah silk worms)

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Source: via Coco on Pinterest
Lots of love my precious cocoons

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  1. Diana Marks - March 16, 2013

    I love silk clothing. It&#39;s automatically more elegant and chic!<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">LA By Diana Live Magazine</a><br />

  2. VOGUECITA - March 16, 2013

    Love silk!!<br />kisses<br />VOGUECITA<br />

  3. Sam - March 16, 2013

    Wonderfully informative post, loved learning more about fabrics!

  4. Debra - March 17, 2013

    Oh! Great post doll. So informative. I didn&#39;t realize that all of those fabrics were produced by silk. And I call myself a fashionista! Lol! Thanx for the tutorial. 🙂 Hugs!<br /><br />

  5. Sara Alfano - March 17, 2013

    Che meraviglia!!!

  6. Stylish By Nature - March 17, 2013

    Simply amazing !!<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">❤</a>

  7. Nesrin Bozlak - March 17, 2013

    Beautiful selection dear. Really love the dresses.<br /><br />xx<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Style of Purity</a><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">WIN A DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH</a>

  8. Lilli - March 17, 2013

    Ciao Coco! Adoro la seta, ottimo post informativo!:) Vorrei una camicia per la primavera:) Un bacio e buona domenica cara!:*

  9. Margaret Cruzemark - March 17, 2013

    Coco this is great. I love silk but i find it a little bit difficult to wear it in my every day routine. But I have silk clothes that look fabulous and match with almost everything. My favorite is chiffon.<br />Best Regards<br />Miss Margaret Cruzemark<br /><br />

  10. Wall Of StYle - March 17, 2013

    bellissimo post, amo la seta &lt;3<br />baci<br /><br />

  11. Elle Sees - March 17, 2013

    i didn&#39;t know some of these terms!! ps i fixed my sub by email button!

  12. Vivian Leung - March 17, 2013

    Thanks for your comment. Also I&#39;ve followed you bloglovin as well.<br /><br />

  13. Lala H - March 17, 2013

    i love silk<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">$20 Target GC Giveaway</a><br /><br /><br />

  14. Dressed with soul - March 17, 2013

    Dearest Coco, silk is a great material in my opinion. The wedding dress for my first wedding was completely made from raw silk – it was a white &quot;Dirndl&quot; (= traditional Bavarian dress) and I still own it and btw I´m happy that it still fits 😉 And, dear Coco, I hope really that we will meet very soon in real, don´t you plan a visit to Germany very soon? Bavaria is such a lovely region!

  15. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) - March 18, 2013

    This was so interesting! I didn&#39;t know about this. I love chiffon 😀

  16. goodbadandfab - March 19, 2013

    Love, love, love!!!<br /><br /><br />personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

  17. Anonymous - April 8, 2013

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