Habutai Silk


We’re talking about silk today, habutai silk. We use it here at this Plum Pretty Sugar brand for many of our pieces including robes, dresses and our comfy-cozylounge pants.

A few things we love about our silk:
  • Originally worn by geishas on the inside of their kimonos to ensure only the softest of fabrics against their delicate skin.
  • Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China, with earliest examples found as early as 3500 BC. It was originally reserved for the Emperors of China for their own use, but gradually spread to the Chinese population and through many regions in Asia via trade.
  • Silk is a natural protein fiber and produced by insects to form cocoons. Habutai silk is produced by the mulberry silk worm and is a soft lightweight woven silk fabric that is known for its smooth texture.
  • Habutai is Japanese for “soft as down” and is sometimes spelled habutae, habotai, and hautae. It works well for loosefull styles, soft flowing styles, and draped styles and is also popularly used for silk painting.
  • Habutai silk resists snags. It should be handled with care, either machine wash and dry on cool or dry cleaned to be preserved.
Our Plum Pretty Sugar silk prints include Petal and Dove, Silk Road Sweet and Midnight in a Paris Garden.

Sources: Wikipedia, Harts Fabric, NY Fashion Center Fabrics, eHow, SilkLova

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Anonymous said...

Love these silk prints!

Carrie Powers said...

So, so cool that this fabric was originally worn by geishas inside their kimonos. I must feel the softness of this stuff for myself!

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Carissa Inez said...

perfect prints

love the way it accents the body
hope we can be friends in instagram and bloglovin


Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the feeling of silk

sneha srinivas said...

You look cute...

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