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Our children - together there are 7 of them - are the inspiration for Goldig Studio.
Their needs are just as important to us as the responsibility for the world into which we have born them. We want to feel good about the clothes we wear. But in doing so, we aim to make them already aware of what clothes they are wearing and how they were made. We teach them that quality is better than quantity, mindfulness and care is the most sustainable choice.
We want clothes that are valued and can be passed on to more children. Bourette silk offers us everything we have always been looking for. It is soft and supple, kind to the skin and regulates warmth, and also incomparable in its appearance. It is made from the waste product of conventional silk processing and we work with pure natural materials and produce under GOTS certified conditions.
Jess & Sarah xx
About Bourette Silk
History of Bourette Silk
The history of silk production began around 5,000 years ago in China with the breeding of silk spinners to extract the threads of their cocoons. The unwound threads of the cocoons are used to make natural silk, a supple material with a unique sheen. The silk is produced in different quality grades:
Reel Silk - this is obtained from the continuous thread of the cocoon. This thread, usually over 1000 metres long, is only unwound (reeled) before processing. This is considered the finest and most lustrous type of silk.
Schappe Silk - which is obtained from the medium-length threads of the beginning and end pieces of the cocoon. These threads are combed several times to clean and arrange them.
Production of Bourette Silk
Bourette silk is produced from the cocoon remnants as well as the fibres that fall off when the long threads are cleaned and combed.
Strictly speaking, these short filling threads are a waste product of silk production. However, this in no way means that bourette silk is an inferior product. On the contrary, the special manufacturing process gives it its special properties, the unmistakable nubby surface structure and the pleasant softness.
In addition, another element distinguishes bourette silk from other types of silk: bourette silk cannot be completely freed from silk glue. Silk glue consists of sericin, a protein with which the silk moth holds its cocoons together. This gives the raw silk a dull, broken sheen and a rather hard handle. To obtain its typical shimmer and the coveted soft feel, raw silk is freed from the silk glue by so-called 'degumming'. However, bourette silk cannot be completely degummed; part of the silk glue remains in the material. This is what gives bourette silk its typical smell, which usually persists even after washing. But the high content of silk glue is by no means a disadvantage, on the contrary. Sericin has a number of positive properties, for example a skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory effect. The sericin contained in the fabric has a soothing effect on the delicate skin of babies and is particularly suitable for sensitive skin prone to soreness and allergies.
Our clothes are made from pure natural materials and we are very pleased to have achieved GOTS certification for our production.
This certification is recognised worldwide as the leading standard for the processing of organically produced natural fibres. Only textiles that consist of at least 70% pure organic fibre can be certified at all.
The focus is on:
· environmentally friendly production and processing methods
· compliance with and improvement of working conditions
· promotion of the use of fibres from organic agriculture
· Prohibition of hazardous additives, e.g. heavy metals, aromatic solvents
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