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.
These cocoons get under hot steam to kill the silk worm inside before they get sorted by people in different qualitys.
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.
After some time, the thousands of meters are coiled into a thread coil and the dead worm will remain.
So all who are preferring silk clothes, be aware that hundreds or thousands of silk worms had to die for this fabric…