DG expo is a two day Textile & Trimmings exhibit for Designers, Small Manufacturers (producing Apparel, Accessories, Homefurnishings, other Sewn Products), plus Private Label Retailers, Fabric Stores, Event/Party Planners. Exhibitors are Wholesale Suppliers (including Mills, Converters, Importers, and Distributors) who have low minimums, and many have in-stock fabric and trims.
It is easy to Wash Silk at Home!!!
Try these tips for Sewing with Silk!!!
Wonderful step by step instructions for dying silk scarves using your microwave.
Useful tips from Kayla Kennington regarding how to make a special rolled hem.
New awesome video of some of our customers!!
Check out this very cool video of some of our customers!!
This article has some great information regarding why the price of silk has increased so much in the past year.
This article highlights more important reasons for the current increase in silk prices.
This Financial Times article discusses the effect of shrinking farmland in China on raw silk prices. You need to be a registered user of FT.com to view this link.
Notes from Mary Carter, Buyer for Exotic Silks, Regarding the Increase in Silk Prices
Currently, our sources predict that even with the new cocoon crop in Spring we may not realize a significant decline in prices. Energy costs have risen astronomically, as have labor costs. Workers have many other employment options, and fewer choose to work in silk factories. This is going to continue to be a problem with scarf hand hemming in particular. No one wants to do it, particularly young people who can find more lucrative employment elsewhere. Another important factor is the exchange rate, which has changed drastically over the past few years. For these reasons, we will move aggressively with purchasing in order to provide the lowest possible prices for our customers.