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Boxer shorts also referenced as boxers are a loose fitting type of
undergarment often worn by men. Learn more
about boxer shorts in our fashion influence section. Silk is a natural
protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. Silk is
produced by several insects, but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars
has been used for textile manufacturing. Extracting raw silk starts by
cultivating the silkworms on mulberry leaves. Once the worms start pupating in
their cocoons, these are dissolved in boiling water in order for individual long
fibers to be extracted and fed into the spinning reel. The flat surfaces of the
fibrils reflect light at many angles, giving silk a natural sheen. Silk is one
of the strongest natural fibers, but it loses up to 20% of its strength when
wet. It has a good moisture regain of 11%. Its elasticity is moderate to poor:
if elongated even a small amount, it remains stretched. It can be weakened if
exposed to too much sunlight.
Silk's absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm
weather and while active. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin
during cold weather.
Fabrics that are often made from silk include
charmeuse, habutai, chiffon, taffeta, crepe de chine, dupioni, noil, tussah, and
shantung, among others.
Unwashed silk chiffon may shrink up to 8% due to a relaxation of the fiber
macrostructure, so silk should either be washed prior to garment construction,
or dry cleaned. Dry cleaning may still shrink the chiffon up to 4%.
Occasionally, this shrinkage can be reversed by a gentle steaming with a press
cloth. There is almost no gradual shrinkage nor shrinkage due to molecular-level
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