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China knows a thing or two about silk. It is, after all, where silk was born, and they’ve been involved in sericulture (the harvesting of silkworms for silk production) for over 6,000 years. Naturally, we looked to China to procure our fine silks.

 

 

 

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For our silk shirtdresses, we use a mid-weight 20 momme 100% silk crepe de chine woven in Huzhou, also known as the City of Silk.

Our crepe de chine is given a sandwash finish that lends it a luxurious touch, a sophisticated texture and a tasteful sheen. Cool to the touch with beautiful drape, this silk exudes effortless chic.

 

As most factories in Singapore are not used to sewing fine silk which is far more unforgiving than cotton, and requires a completely different sewing machine setup, we could not find any companies that could sew our samples to our satisfaction regardless of price.

Fortunately for us, we were steered in the direction of a specialist silk garment factory in Guangdong by our silk supplier.

 

 

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Established in 1996 in Shenzhen and employing a total of 150 workers, the factory specialises in making high-end garments of all sorts in silk. They make our silk shirtdresses the same way our other shirtdresses are made, with only finely stitched single-needle French seams, and impeccably neat finishing – none of the cheap and dirty finishing that low-end Chinese factories are often notorious for.

 

 

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But don’t take our word for it – try on our silk shirtdresses and inspect every inch. We’re confident you’ll find them to be highly respectable garments.