Which Silk Is The Most Expensive
Mulberry silk is the most expensive type of silk and is the highest quality silk. What makes it so expensive?
Mulberry silk is made from the silkworms of the Bombyx mori moth. Moth lays eggs. The tiny silkworms hatch out of the eggs, and are fed an exclusive diet of mulberry leaves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Silkworms start spinning their cocoons once they have built up enough energy.
The cocoons are soaked in boiling water, harvesting the silk. The, the softened filament is unwound from the cocoon.
Weave 4-8 of the silk filaments together to create one mulberry silk thread.
Since Mulberry silk is made from silkworms that are raised in captivity under exacting conditions, it is the strongest natural fiber in the world.