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Silk fabrics

Discover our fine Italian silk fabric for dressmaking and fashion.

Silk is a natural protein fiber that has always been considered a symbol of luxury and elegance.
Discovered in ancient China, where it was reserved for use by emperors and dignitaries, silk is considered the “queen of fabrics” thanks to its natural beauty and many properties.

The Chinese maintained a monopoly on silk production for thousands of years, exporting to Europe and the Middle East via the legendary Silk Road. Ti was only at the time of Crusades that Italy became known for its sericulture.

Characteristics of silk

Silk retains its shape, drapes well, caresses the figure, shimmers with a luster all its own, is naturally hypoallergenic, yet is still breathable; it has good absorbency and reduces humidity, which makes it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Searching for the perfect silk fabric for dressmaking?

Silk comes in a huge array of weights, textures and styles.
Choosing the right one for your project depends on the use of the garment, the type of texture and drape you're looking for, and your sewing skills.
You can find more information on silk fabric in our Textile Glossary.

Our fine silk fabrics or silk-blend fabrics are ideal for dresses, evening gowns, special occasion and formal wear, bridal dresses, skirts, blouses and tops, trousers, elegant jackets and light coats, lingerie.

Types of silk

At our online store, you can find the following silks:
Chiffon | Crêpe de Chine | Crêpe de Chine Stretch | Crêpe Satin | Crepon | Cady / Drap | Double Shantung | Dogaressa | Duchesse satin | Faille | Georgette | Organza | Radzemire | Satin Stretch | Shantung satin | Taffeta

Choosing the right colour

In order to choose the most suitable colour and fabric type for your sewing project, you can order our free Sample Sets (available only for plain fabrics in continuous supply).

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