Warmsilk® also uses less wool than silk. We have adjusted the ratio of wool to silk to optimise the look, feel and drape of the fabric. This results in a fabric that looks like silk, feels like silk, and behaves like silk, except for two important factors.
Anyone who has worn pure silk will tell you that it will cling to you during humid weather, or any other conditions that cause you to perspire. The first advantage of Warmsilk® over pure silk is that the wool wicks the moisture away from your skin, preventing the fabric from clinging, and preventing you from feeling sweaty.
Users of pure silk will also tell you that it does not keep you as warm as some other natural fibres, such as wool. Our Warmsilk® has proven to be far better at keeping you warm when it is cold, or air-conditioned, and far better at keeping you cool when it is hot. Warmsilk® can be used for any application that silk is used for (and due to the wicking ability, may actually extend the range of use for silk-based fabrics). It looks like silk, feels like silk and drapes like silk. Unless you were told that it was not pure silk, you would not know it.
The Importance of Width:
How many times has the limited width of a bolt of cloth impacted on your work? Have you had to put more joins in a garment than you would otherwise have wanted to? Jemala has been able to access a 2.8 meter wide loom to weave Warmsilk®, which allows us to produce this fabulous new fabric at any width up to 2.8 meters wide. Industry insiders have already commented on what an advantage this is and how it will stimulate novel designs. It will allow designers to take full advantage of cutting cloth on the bias to enhance drape. Are you ready to get in “on the ground floor”?