Schiesser Lexicon - Silk

SILK

Only a part of the silk material won from the cocoon of the silkwom fed with mulberry leaves can be used for a fine purely silken yarn. There is a big quality difference especially in woven fine silk materials, that, for example, the material is heavier through treatment (silk weighting), giving them a density that they don't actually have. MM or m/m (Momme) is a weight specification. 1 MM means: 4,3 g/m2 of a silk material.

Properties of pure silk
Skin-friendly, supple, acts climate-balancing, has shine, high rigidity, easy to color, crumples less in knitted fabrics.

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