Silk: the unique and unmistakable fabric quality

Sorrentino Tessuti exports in all parts of the world various precious fabrics like silk, cashmere, crepe satin, rayon, cady, georgette, chiffon, organza material etc.

For the supply of items and precious silk fabrics you can entrust Sorrentino Tessuti.

A transparent and lightweight fabric such as silk, precious fabrics are always available for sale. To know the price per meter of our fabrics and the characteristics of your order just contact us.

We are known in Italy and abroad thanks to our experience in the textile sector.

Contact us to learn more about our in-stock fabrics.

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Silk properties

Silk reflects light with an inimitable splendour and easily absorbs the dye in rich shades. The elasticity of its threads gives the fabric a particular resistance and the simple contact with the air allows it to maintain its freshness even without been ironed.

Silk for its softness allows a perfect fall from rims and an easy drape.

Silk isn’t sunlight resistant and it stains with sweat. It is non-allergenic and retains body heat. Real silk is recognizable for its touch and weight, but if unsure you can try just burning a yarn to be sure of its purity. If real silk it will burn the slowly giving a horn smell typical of animal fibres.

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How to treat silk garments

It is better to dry clean silk garments. When washing in water before completely immersing the item, you should test the colour resistance by wetting only a corner.

The garments are washed with warm water and neutral soap; They do not rub or twist. Rinsed in warm water and laid out to dry in a ventilated place away from heat sources. As last, they are ironed with warm iron.

Crepe-de-Chine is a silk fabric that shrinks with the wash, but recovers to its original shape with the ironing.

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A fine fabric

Silk is an animal fibre protein from which you can achieve fine fabrics. Silk is produced by certain insects of the Lepidoptera order, or spiders. It is obtained from the cocoon produced by silkworms.

It is said that the silkworm’s birth must be attributed to the Chinese Empress Xi Ling Shi, but probably the silk production was known in China already in 3000 BC.

The silk clothes which were reserved for the Chinese emperors became part of the wealthiest social class’s wardrobe, becoming a coveted luxury item, extended to the areas reached by the Chinese merchants for its lightness and beauty qualities. The growing demand for silk products made ​​this fibre one of the most important goods for international trade reaching the industrialization of its production.

For further information and for the supply of fine silk, contact Sorrentino Tessuti.