Manufactured in Hangzhou, the silk capital of the world
Hangzhou holds international prominence and historical, worldwide importance in silk manufacturing. One of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China it has been producing silk for at least 5,630 years, and even today Hangzhou is often referred to as the silk capital of the world.
Satin weave is characterized by four or more weft yarns floating over a warp yarn or vice versa giving the weave an even sheen and elegant, light reflecting luster not seen in other weaves. The appearance of the satin weave has, over time, been commonly referred to as silky.
Charmeuse fabric is woven with a satin weave. The front side of the fabric has a beautiful satin finish — lustrous and reflective — whereas the back has a dull finish. Silk charmeuse is more luxurious, refined and delicate. Charmeuse differs from plain satin in that charmeuse is softer and lighter in weight and acts as a better insulator.