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Commercially speaking Silk can be classified into 2 categories
1. Mulbery silk
2. Non-mulbery silk
The bulk of the commercial silk produced in the world is mulberry silk. The figure is around around 85 % Mulberry silk comes from the silkworm, Bombyx mori L. which solely feeds on the leaves of mulberry plant. China is the largest mulbery sillk producer in the world followed at second place by India. In India, the major mulberry silk producing states are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Jammu & Kashmir which together accounts for 92 % of country’s total mulberry raw silk production.
Mulberry Silk provides the shine and fluidity that is desired in every fabric. Styled to perfection, this fabric has a certain edge over the others in terms of quality, making it commercially successful. The pupae of the worm are used to design the fabric in a textile so that no mineral is observed. The fine designs and the fantastic styling gives the fabric a whole new look. Right from evening wear to sarees, this fabric has given the world a vast taste of designs and apparels.An interesting fact:
Silk becomes weak in water. Therefore, if silk is continuously kept in water it may erode and lose its shine and luster.