Silk is an animal protein fiber produced by certain insects to build their cocoons and webs. Many different types of silk are produced by a huge variety of different types of insects other than moth caterpillars. Yet none of these have been exploited for commercial purposes, though there has been basic research into the structures of such silks. Silk is most commonly produced by larvae, and thus largely limited to insects with complete metamorphosis. The commercial process of silk making is highly complex and labor intensive.Continue Reading

Silk, one of the oldest fibers known to man, originated in China. The history of silk is both enchanting and illustrious.

According to the Chinese legend, the Empress Hsi Ling Shi, wife of the Yellow Emperor, was the first person to discover silk as wearable fiber by accident. One day, the empress was drinking some tea under a Mulberry tree, when a cocoon fell into her cup and began to unravel. The empress felt in love with the shimmering threads, so after investigating, she discovered their source. The empress soon developed the cultivation of silkworms and invented the reel and loom. That is how the history of silk began.

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Marquerink Accessories knows how talented and creative the new designers generation is. Because of this, the fashion company decided to ran a designer contest in partnership with one of the most prestigious fashion design school in Italy, Milan Creative Design Academy.

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