An organic material woven from the cocoons of silk worms, silk has long been a popular fabric for well-heeled individuals. Now accessible to everyone, silk remains a rich, luxurious fabric. Flowing, soft, and with a slight shimmer, this material is ideal for elegant gowns, blouses, and men's ties.
Smooth and lightweight silk garments, as well as richly textured warm ones, are available. Be sure to hand-wash your silk items and keep them out of the sun when not wearing them.