The historical records show that 5,000 years ago, Lei Tsu brought some wild silkworms back home for rearing and taught people how to raise silkworms; thereafter, artificial silkworm rearing started. Silk is a kind of natural fiber extracted from the shell of a cocoon. Generally 1,000 - 1,300 meters long, silk can be extracted from a cocoon and the length is equivalent to the height of 2.8 times the Taipei 101 Towers (about 449 meters).
A silkworm that is only about 6 cm long can spin such a long silk thread that can regularly be wrapped up and made into an elliptic cocoon shell with a diameter of 2 - 3 cm. A total of 3,000 cocoons are needed to weave a yard long silk fabric. Silk has many excellent physical and chemical properties; for example, it is very skin-friendly, anti-mold and anti-bacterial, can quickly absorb and remove moisture and doesn't generate static electricity and so on. As a cross-section of silk shows a triangular shape, it has a gem-like refractivity, producing a unique, elegant and soft "silky luster".
Silk fiber contains 18 kinds of natural amino acids essential for human beings, of which the ingredients are very similar to those of skin. So silk that is exceptionally skin-friendly and composed of soft and fine fiber material does not easily cause friction with skin. In particular, some clinical studies have suggested that silk fabric can relieve symptoms of atopic dermatitis and discomfort caused by various prurituses.
According to the statement of Mr. Lu Yi-Zheng, who was the Press Officer of Chiang Sung Mei-ling, the previous first lady, Madame Chiang always carried silk fabrics with her when she went on diplomatic visits in order to alleviate the body itching discomfort caused by her chronic urticaria and atopic dermatitis condition; so silk is known as "Fiber Queen" and "Second Layer of Skin".
Shang He Textile holds the core business philosophy of honesty, goodness and beauty to provide.Professional interlock knitting of silk, which is unique in Taiwan.
The fine and meticulous knitting technique enhances the fineness and texture of silk greatly, effectively improves fabric elasticity and provides customers with the technical fabric of which we are most proud. Fabric "PK Range" developed by Shang He Textile combines silk with other kinds of fibers to exert advantages of different fibers to the maximum degree. In addition, Shang He Textile is a long-term partner of Danee Silk International Co., Ltd., the leader in quality control and sales of silk products.