Silk, a precious fabric and symbol of royalty, has a fascinating history dating back to ancient China. A legend tells that the wife of the Yellow Emperor Huangdi, Xi Ling-Shi, accidentally discovered the first shimmering threads among mulberry leaves. This fabric has sparked wars and conquests, maintaining its primacy in beauty and quality over the centuries. Initially a Chinese secret, sericulture spread through complex trade routes and thefts, reaching Byzantium thanks to two Nestorian monks in 550 AD. Chinese silk continued to dominate the global market, produced not only in China but also in India, the Middle East, and Europe by 1200.

Material of choice for the most precious garments, Malo enhances its qualities by skilfully mixing it with other natural fibers to obtain blends with exceptional characteristics.


The production of silk is a very long and laborious process that requires constant and almost obsessive attention. Silkworm feeding, air temperature, light and humidity are all decisive factors in obtaining an excellent product in every aspect. Raw silk is a protein filament fibre, hundreds of meters long, extruded from the silkworm in the moment when it weaves the cocoon around itself. Thanks to the triangular section of the filaments, the light is reflected from different angles, thus producing an extraordinary brightness that varies according to its texture. Cool in summer and warm in winter, fluid on the body, pure silk is well suited to different types of garments, comfortable and luxurious more than any other fabric in the world it keeps its beauty unchanged over time by virtue of its resistant fibres.

Wash and care

Pure silk is a natural fabric; for this reason, if washed with care, it will maintain all its precious characteristics over time. Gentle hand washing will ensure that the fabrics do not come into contact with chemicals that could damage them. It is recommended to soak the garment in cold water, using only specific gentle detergents, remembering that silk is made of a protein very similar to that of human hair and therefore requires special care. There is no need to leave it in the water for a long time; silk quickly releases impurities.

Do not wring it out; to remove excess water, place the wet garment on a white cotton towel, then roll up the ends so that the towel absorbs the excess. Finally, hang the garment on a padded hanger. The drying process, away from direct heat sources and sunlight, should not take more than an hour.