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Raw silk shawls & scarves

It's both warm in winter, cool in summer, and soft on the skin, it's raw silk. Its unique product characteristics make raw silk keenly sort after for use in the fashion industry.

The domestic silk moth is an insect from the moth family Bombycidae and the silkworm is the larva of a silk moth. It has a particular economic value, being a primary producer of silk. Silkworms can only survive on mulberry leaves, sometimes Osage orange or silkworm food, which is made from mulberry leaves. Silkworms may eat other types of vegetation, such as lettuce leaves, but it will kill them. This unique food type makes SE Asia a natural breeding ground for this species of worm.

When you travel through a country like Vietnam you will find silk worms being "farmed" in their millions for supply of the finely woven yarn that is spun from the moth cocoon. And to find the clothing and clothing accessories like raw silk garments, shawls and scarves you can visit the many shops and Fashion boutiques which stock these products. One such shop in Vietnam worthy of a your visit is Phuong's tailor and silk shop in the historic town of Hoi An.

For more information about Phuong and the tailoring services she offers along with where to go and what to see on a visit to Vietnam go to the page titled "On the silkTrail in Vietnam" under the "Things to do" menu item.

Activities on offer:

Raw silk shawls and scarves for sale, priced at $50 for shawls and $25 for scarves, while stocks last.


38A Halswater Drive, Churton Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Jim Collins:
M. 027 247-9852

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