Mirac­u­lous silk - So­phie Doyle

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Silk is a time­less sta­ple to any woman's ware­drobe ef­fort­lessly el­e­gant, it holds a cer­tain ap­peal like no other fab­ric can. Breath­able in even the hottest Sum­mer it's a mirac­u­lous, luxe fab­ric that makes work dress­ing a breeze.

The chal­lenge is al­ways how to take care of it. Af­ter a brief stint at­tempt­ing to source beau­ti­ful, wash­able fab­rics and com­ing up with only un­nat­u­ral fi­bres that didn't breathe, I ended up buy­ing bulk Reiss silk tops. And wash­ing them. Heaven for­bid. Silk is not a plant fi­bre in the way cot­ton is. It's ac­tu­ally a pro­tein, much like skin or hair, and needs par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion and care.

Wash­ing silk can ruin it. Which is why I jumped for joy when I dis­cov­ered The Fa­ble. Wash­able silk. I'll let that sink in for a mo­ment.

The ge­nius doesn't end there. This silk is eth­i­cally sourced, mak­ing sure both the en­vi­ron­ment, and the tai­lors pro­duc­ing it are well looked af­ter. Work­ing no more than 8 hours a day, and the silk is man­u­fac­tured in Jaipur, In­dia em­ploy­ing a small fam­ily run fac­tory.the tai­lors are paid nearly twice the liv­ing wage and work in only safe and com­fort­able con­di­tions.

Be­hind this amaz­ing busi­ness is a gor­geous woman named So­phie, who hav­ing worked with L'oreal Lux­ury, and faced a prob­lem we all have, and like the start of every bril­liant busi­ness, set out to solve it.

(es­pe­cially of fab­ric or clothes) able to be washed with­out shrink­age or other dam­age.

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