No products in the cart.
What is silk fabric?
Silk is a type of natural fabric that comes from the mulberry worm (also called silkworm), which in its metamorphosis produces a very long silk filament until it forms the cocoon in which it wraps itself to transform into a butterfly. It is one of the most prized natural fabrics and is known for its use in ball gowns, wedding dresses and luxury clothing.
What are the characteristics of silk?
Silk fabric has a soft, smooth texture and is not slippery like synthetic fibers. It has characteristics like no other fabric, uniquely combining properties such as drape qualities, dry yet lustrous feel, absorbs moisture well, is hypoallergenic making it ideal for people with allergies and easily irritated skin. It is not very elastic but has a great resistance, and if well cared for, it can be very durable.
There are several types of silk, such as taffetas (thin and dense silks), crepe (more compact and resistant), twill (softer and widely used in the manufacture of neckties), gauze (transparent and light), chiffon (very popular in evening dresses), velvets, and many others.
What are the uses of silk fabric?
Silk fabric is often used in the manufacture of garments for formal occasions and couture clothing, having applications in dresses, shirts, blouses, women's underwear and even homewear such as pajamas and robes.
Why buy silk fabric at Recovo?
Buying fabrics in Recovo is making sustainable fashion
In Recovo we have several types of silk with an added value; they are textile surplus in perfect condition that will allow you to create your collection based on circularity, thus avoiding the production of resources such as water and pollution that comes from the manufacture of fabric. In this way, you can contribute to making fashion a more sustainable industry. To learn more about your impact when buying fabric from Recovo and what circularity of fabrics means for the environment, you can find out more in the “sustainability” section under the “about us” category in the menu or simply click here.
If you liked our silk fabrics and you are looking for fabrics to make special occasion or bridal wear, you can take a look at other alternatives in the “fabrics for bridal and evening dresses” section under the “By use” category in the main menu.
Frequently asked questions about buying silk fabrics in Recovo
Do you have a minimum order quantity?
Recovo fabrics are sourced from different suppliers, and each supplier sets their own minimums. There is a category called “MOQ under 5m” in the menu (under Shop) where you can see all the fabrics that can be purchased with MOQ minimums. You can also take a look at the description on each product page, where you can see the minimum purchase.
We also have a section “Above 100 m stock” for those collections that need a higher volume of fabric.
Where do you ship to?
Recovo's fabrics and other fabrics are currently only shipped to EU countries.
How long will it take to receive my order?
We ship within 5-7 days.
Shipping takes between 5-7 days for domestic shipments and 7-15 days for shipments to the rest of the EU.
How can I find out about new entries of silk fabrics?
You can join our newsletter to stay up to date on new fabric entries – just for subscribing you will get 10% off your first order!