It is believed that silk fibre was first developed in ancient China, possibly as early as 6000 BC. Originally reserved for the kings of China, silk gradually spread through Chinese culture and then to many regions of Asia. Silk rapidly became a popular luxury fabric because of its soft texture and lustre.

Silk is a fibre used to knit high quality fabrics. It is extraordinarily adaptable. in that it can be combined with other natural fibres. Silk is spun from thread that is taken from the buds of the silkworm, The silk worm has glands that secrete a material with a protein called "fibroine. Its food source is the white mulberry tree.