FLYFEL®-sliver

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FLYFEL®-sliver is a roving out of superfine mulberry silk in A1 quality!

First some general information about mulberry silk:

For thousands of years people have bred silkworms with the goal of always receiving higher quality silk fibers. The silk should possess the following characteristics: it should be fine but tear-resistant. It should have a thread of consistent strength, which can easily be unwound from the cocoon. The silk should be white and possibly shine a lot. It is also important for an economic processing, that the silk glue be easy to remove from the fiber. All these characteristics are being fulfilled by the mulberry silk with its elegant, almost silver shine.

For the production of this silk quality, people mainly breed a butterfly species called Bombyx mori these days. It exists in many different types and eats the leaves of the mulberry tree. The caterpillar creates the silk fibers that you know from Pongés, Crêpes and Chiffons and many other types of fibers. Breed selections for thousands of years have produced a silkworm that creates a nearly perfect silk fiber.
However, the rigorous breeding process also has its deficits: the caterpillars of the Bombyx mori are very sensitive to all types of stress! They have a strong sense of smell and are "allergic" to a large amount of smells. Workers that care for the animals are not allowed to have any kind of body odor or use any cosmetic products or perfumes. Food smells, especially the smell of garlic, is not well received by the silkworms. The caterpillars do not accept noise, neither ground motion nor draft. Otherwise the sensible animals get stressed out and produce a significantly less amount of silk and worse quality with lots of mistakes.
Apart from Bombyx mori, another well known butterfly species that produces the mulberry silk is the Bombyx sinensis, which also creates white silk but with smaller cocoons.


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