Silk has been known as a textile fibre for about 4,000 years. It is synonymous with luxury, beauty, sensuality and elegance. Its qualities are unrivalled by any other fibre – it is light but strong, smooth, soft and versatile. And as a natural fibre that ‘breathes’, silk is comfortable to the skin.
The report provides comprehensive data on trade in silk and silk products, and includes profiles of companies based in eight countries which are involved in the production, converting or retailing of silk products. A useful glossary is included, containing definitions and descriptions of fibre, yarn and fabric types, as well as the processes used in their manufacture