A SILKBODY GARMENT BEGINS WITH A TINY SILK CATERPILLAR
THIS FUSSY EATER ONLY EATS FRESHLY PICKED MULBERRY LEAVES. THE SILKWORM SPINS A COCOON WITH A SINGLE THREAD AS LONG AS THIRTY CITY BLOCKS. UP TO 600 COCOONS ARE UNWOUND TO BE MADE INTO A SINGLE SILKBODY GARMENT.
DESIGNED IN NEW ZEALAND FROM AN ANCIENT FIBRE
Silk was first discovered in China 5000 years ago. The secret of silk was closely guarded for thousands of years. Legend has it that two monks were sent by Rome to smuggle back silkworm eggs in their hollow canes, and so the secret of silk was revealed.
2000 years later Silkbody reveals the forgotten secret once more…
In 2002 Dunedin father and daughter team David and Emily Cooper released their range of natural silk clothing in New Zealand. Emily designed the range shortly after completing a degree in Clothing and Textile Science at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
With a knowledge of the performance properties of silk and the potential of this amazing fibre, Emily set about designing a range of clothing that embodied the traditional luxury of silk within high performance garments for everyday, sport and travel.