Suzhou Silk Worm Farm – China Tour Part 18

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Suzhou is very famous for silk production. And as a lot of silk fabrics come from Asia, we took the chance to visit a silk spinning mill. But the process starts a bit earlier, with the silk worm and their cocoon.

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These cocoons get under hot steam to kill the silk worm inside before they get sorted by people in different qualitys.

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The next process step is the extraction of the silk thread through a machine, so up to 8 threads were drilled and combined into one thread before the thread gets dryed and coiled.

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After some time, the thousands of meters are coiled into a thread coil and the dead worm will remain.

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So all who are preferring silk clothes, be aware that hundreds or thousands of silk worms had to die for this fabric…

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