1 Mar 2023
At Sportscraft, we love silk for its strength, softness, and how beautifully it shows off colour.
According to Chinese literature, Empress Xi Ling Shi observed a silkworm cocoon drop into her teacup, its cocoon unravelling to reveal a kilometre of unbroken thread. Silk production remained secret for hundreds of years until it eventually spread from China to the world through The Silk Road - a vast trading network that brought language, knowledge, arts, and culture across the continents.
Silk production faces challenges such as water scarcity, energy consumption and pests. We are tracing deeper into our supply chain to learn more about how we can support our sericulture supply partners.