Silk is a fine thread –soft and sleek and with a unique radiance. The smooth surface is crease and tear resistant. Silk is truly the material of fairytales. No Maharani ventures out without silk!
However, not all silk is equal. Rosa Lia works only with silk with a thread count of 4, produced only by a handful of Indian craftsmen who also sand-wash the finished product.
Written evidence of silk stems can be traced back to 3870 B.C.: an Indian King gave a Persian King several silken shawl as gift. Legend or truth – silk has been status symbol ever since. Its high value and reputation have been closely connected with its processing and special properties.
The mulberry silkworm, an Asian butterfly, spins the valuable cocoon fibres.
There are 400 further speciment of butterflies that produce silken fibre but their quality is by far not as good as that of the mulberry silkworm.
Silk feels comfortable cool in Summer and warm at lower temperatures.
The compact material makes it a perfect travel companion, hard-wearing and convenient.
Ahimsa (Sanskrit) is a term meaning 'to not injure'.
Satin-silk is a weave that is achieved through a specific process; the Atlas Weave. Via this technique, the fabric gains a smooth, mirror like surface that is unbelievable soft and also works to cool the skin.
Chiffon is an especially fine fabric made of tightly twisted natural fibres. Chiffon has a fine, irregular surface and is slightly sandy to the touch.
For a long time, Nomad-cashmere was obtained from the undercoat of the adult Hyrcus goat. In contrast to sheep, the animal is not shorn but combed, with the baby animal's hair being even fluffier and softer than the adult's. With baby-cashmere, the hair is only taken from the first combing of the animal, when it is between 3 and 12 months old.
The fineness of the wool is measured in microns (one-thousandth of a millimetre). For comparison, cashmere measures in at between 14.5 to 15.5 microns; Baby-cashmere is 13 to 13.5 microns. An adult animal yields 120 to 150 grams of wool per combing session, whilst a baby yields a maximum of 80 grams.
Source: SZ Magazin
This is the name given to the hair of the Angora goat. This natural fibre is specifically the lightest textile fibre. The name Mohair finds its roots in the Arabic languages and describes materials specifically made from hair. The thickness of the goat hair increases with the age of the animal. Therefore, the younger the goat (kid), the finer the hair.
A peek in one of our tailors who prepares our finished articles. This tailor has approximately 20 employees and also utilises about 8 freelance workers.