Silk, a strong and luxurious fabric, has been used for high-end clothing and household items for centuries. Collect silk from the cocoon of the silkworm. Each cocoon contains about one mile of silk fiber. As we know, silk is a strong and luxurious fabric, for each delicate silk fiber is tougher than a comparable amount of steel.
Silk fabric, a highly breathable fabric, can appropriate for all climates. Collected from farmed silkworms, silk is smooth as well as fairly uniform in color, and has a slight sheen. If you weave silk collected from wild silkworms, you will get more color and texture since wild silkworms have more natural lumps in the filaments. And, it is stronger than silk collected from farmed silkworms. However, both silk will absorb colors, especially deep, rich color. Dry cleaning is recommended.
Silk fiber is produced by silkworms. Silkworm has two glands which can produce a liquid form of silk and it will become solid fiber when it comes into contact with air. Silk fiber will be collected during the moth stage of silkworm, and each cocoon produces about 1,000 yards of silk fibers. This fiber, also called raw silk, is spun into silk yarn and threads. According to a survey, a lot of silk was collected from silkworm farms instead of the wild as of 2010.
Price of Silk Fabric
The cost of silk varies widely, depending on the country in which it was produced, the method of collection, the nature of the fiber and so on. As of October 2010, you can get a yard of lower-quality double-sided silk with $7.98 a yard. However, if you want to get a higher-end fabric, you should have to prepare hundreds of dollars. Silk collected from farmed silkworms is always cheaper than that collected from wild silkworms.