Silk Production - James Hare
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Silk Production

The story of silk and its production is as fascinating as the fabric is captivating. Uncover the surprising secrets of silk, its fascinating history and how it is produced.

Silk farming - or sericulture, as it is known, has a long and magical history. It was discovered by the Chinese 5,000 years ago. According to legend, the princess Xi Lingshi discovered that a cocoon could be unravelled to produce a thread when one dropped into her tea while sat under a mulberry tree. The Chinese held onto their monopoly for nearly 2,000 years - in fact they jealously guarded the secret under the threat of death.

Today, James Hare is one of the worlds leaders in silk and we are very proud to be a specialist in ‘The Queen of Fabrics’.