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Silk's on the rise!

Posted on 30 May 2018

Currently, the cost of silk is at its highest in five years, with no indication of dropping any time soon. Over the past few years, silk prices in China have been rising for a number of reasons including urbanisation, agricultural reforms, environmental factors, and manufacturing costs.

In 2010, the price of silk began to soar following urbanisation in China. The urbanisation of Shanghai, in particular, robbed viable farming land, meaning many mulberry trees had to be removed. This left less food for silk worms, and consequently, less worms to produce silk. 

Also, floods in the south and southwest parts of China meant that silk cocoon crops were reduced in the Spring of 2017. This, coupled with agricultural law reforms to protect farmers, meant that raw silk and supplier costs have risen across the country.

In 2018 it appears that expensive raw materials and lack of quality textiles has forced suppliers to increase their prices. This mimics trends in 2017.

So, what does that mean for you?

Unfortunately, it is unsustainable for us to produce and retail our silk pyjamas at the same price due to these increased costs. Though we make a continued effort to keep our prices as affordable as possible, it is sometimes difficult to keep them fixed. 

It is for this reason that our silk pyjamas will increase in price from 6 June 2018.  

Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch at kissandtell@kisskill.com.au.


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