Is silk breathable?


Yes, silk is breathable. But it often depends on the thickness of the fiber and the weave. Silk is a natural protein fiber. It can be woven into fabric. The best known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larva of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori.

Silk use in fabric was first developed in China. Mulberry silk accounts for more than 90% production of silk the World. Silk is breathable due to it's fineness and the volume of floss used. Silk floss individually is about 1/10th the diameter of the hair but is still extremely strong. Silk is the finest and the lightest fabric.

In summary, silk is breathable, soft, light, extremely strong and it tends to adjust to your body temperature.

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