August 8, 2014

History of Silk

“According to Chinese tradition, the history of silk began in the 27th century BCE. Its use was discovered and kept secret while China established and held its virtual monopoly over silk for another thousand years. Not confined to just clothing, silk was also used for a number of other applications, including writing, and the color of silk worn was an important indicator of social class during the Tang Dynasty.”

Our mission is to share the 4,700 year old secret of luxurious silk bedding with the world. Our story begins in the 27th century BC when our history is commonly told through myths and legends. In the time when China was ruled by Emperors, a beautiful Chinese Empress Leizu was sipping tea in her garden one day when a silk cocoon fell into her hot tea and started melting away to reveal this fine filament of what we now call silk. She looked up and noticed the silk worms were eating mulberry leaves all around her and spinning these beautiful white cocoons around them to transition into beautiful silk moths. Fascinated by this process and mesmerized by the softness and length of this fine filament, Leizu persuaded her husband, the great Yellow Emperor Huangdi, to gift her a grove of mulberry trees to feed her fledgling army of silk worms. Today, Leizu is credited with domesticating the silk worm and inventing the silk reel, as well as the original silk loom, which together, produce the most luxurious textiles on the planet; which is coincidentally nature’s bed for rejuvenating, nourishing and metamorphosis. Silk sericin has been studied since Leizu’s discovery and is used as the active ingredient in thousands of skin creams and lotions for its ability to re-hydrate, heal, and nourish our skin while the soft twisted silk fibers are used to heal and restore our natural hair follicles and are recommended for people who have hair extensions. For the past 4000 years the world’s elite and royalty have spoiled themselves with Leizu’s soft, beautiful and 100% naturally hypoallergenic silk fabric. Today our goal is to share this 4700-year-old treasure with you.