Silk

According to legal textile labelling, only fibres produced from the cocoons of silk-spinning insectsmay be labelled as silk. Silk has a less than 1% share of world fibre production. 5000 years ago, the Chinese began to produce silk and they were able to keep the secret of its production for over 3000 years.


Mulberry silk moths, which deliver silk for breeding - production play the most important part in silk production. So-called „wild silk“ is produced from the cocoons of the Tussah moths. For the production of the thread, the cocoons are soaked in hot water and brushed. The threads from 3 to 8 cocoons are unreeled together, giving about 300-800 metres of raw silk thread. 10 - 11 cocoons are required to produce 1kg of raw silk.


In the production of mulberry silk only a certain middle section of the cocoon can be unreeled. The remaining part of the cocoon is used in the production of raw silk. Raw silk is less even and slightly knobbled. It is duller and more substantial than other types of silk.

Silk can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in fluid without feeling damp. Raw silk contains many antimicrobial materials. The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of these antimicrobial materials is also effective on human skin. Silk also feels pleasantly smooth and cool to wear.

disana Nursing pads are part raw silk which cools the mother‘s breasts which may become sore and even inflamed from feeding. Raw silk in the disana nappy liner is always effective when baby‘s bottom becomes sore. Placed directly on baby‘s skin, the healing properties of raw silk work quickly and any redness is soon cleared up without any use of powder or cream.


Care instructions for silk

Silk is very sensitive to high temperatures and will shrink if washed in too hot water. It easily gets dirty, but with correct washing, the dirt is quickly released from the silk fibres. Silk articles must be treated with care.

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