China has a long history of silk culture. As early as five thousand years ago in the Neolithic Age, our ancestors began planting mulberry to raise silkworms. As the silk had many more advantages compared with cotton and linen, it gradually developed to be royal supplies. In ancient society, people used to be distinguished by wearing silk, cotton or linen. The officials were proud of wearing silk brocades, so there was a saying “return to hometown in silk robes”. Before the Tang Dynasty, silk was a luxury most could not attain. While the palace and local government used to take silk as a reward for meritorious people. As the filament materials of silk quilts were scarce and the production was complex, only the royal could enjoy it. Silk quilts were only taken as tribute to palace in every Chinese dynasty. Today, silk products are available to you, so that you can enjoy an imperial honor and luxury.
As early as 4,700 years ago in the Neolithic Age, people in China had already mastered the technology of reeling silk cocoons and weaving silk. At present, there are 120,000 sericulrist families in China with mulberry planting area of more than 26,000 acres producing 10,000 tons of cocoons every year.
Our selection experts have a half century’s experience in raising silkworms and selecting cocoons. They choose the finest quality cocoons in accordance with the selection standard of traditional royal tribute, so the cocoons have the high output rate and silk floss has good whiteness and gloss with few pupa crumbs, which lay a solid foundation for the high quality of our silk floss.
Silk is the natural protein fiber from the silkworm. Cocoons shall be cooked in boiling water through pupa killing and peeling during silkworms cocooning and explosion, then raw silk is peeled off. If cocoons are overcooked, silk would be damaged and the floss would not be strong. When cocoons are boiled too rare, the stripping will be affected and silk floss will have raw block. Cocoon cooking process is passed on from generation to generation. Silk floss has a bright color, good flexibility and elasticity.
After the cocoons have been properly boiled, they now have to be peeled. According to legend, the cocoon peeling craft has been passed down from mother to daughter, from generation to generation for centuries. Once the cocoons are peeled, the silk floss has to be spread. This is done by hand to maintain superior quality.
Pieces of silk floss at about one square foot are hauled by four people then instantly become silk nets at more than 2 meters wide, which is really amazing. Thousands of net layers are hauled by four people’s hands. This gives the wadding integrity and resilience. So the silk quilts could keep soft and comfortable for a long time. Its interlaced structure ensures the durability of the silk quilts. It has been a new fashion product that is free unpicking and clapping to be fluffy. A quilt of 2kg needs to be hauled layer by layer over a hundred times and piled up in interlaced way layer by layer to be the floss wadding.