If you are a clothing
manufacturer and plan to produce clothes made of silk, you would
most likely purchase from a fabric supplier. However, if you
are a yarn or fabric supplier, you may want to locate the actual
The process of silk production is known as sericulture. The entire
production process of silk can be divided into several steps which
are typically handled by different entities[clarification needed].
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.
Those of you wishing to
learn more, you may want to read the silk definition
in our textile definitions section in addition to scouring the web
in search of silk news. Articles about this fiber are very
helpful, but learning from a glossary is not a bad idea either.
You may find the links below to be helpful if you would like
to further research this subject.
We assume you may already know this, but just incase you don't,
the protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced
by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.
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section of our site.
We hope you have enjoyed
reading about silk fibers, silk fabric and clothing made of silk
in our silk news directory.