Today we went to the silk factory in Suzhou, China. We learned how the silk was made from the beginning to the end. The process takes a total of about 2 months and it starts out with a silkworm that later makes a fine silk cocoon. The silk cocoon is then attached to a spindle in a machine operated by a worker. The process continues on until a light quilt is made. We then saw a fashion show with women's clothing all made out of silk. There were pants, capris, tank tops, shirts, dresses, and robes. We also toured through bed sheets and pillows made from silk. Many of us students were mainly interested in the silk scarves. The silk was so soft and there were a lot of different beautiful patterns. I'm really glad we went to this silk factory because I was able to find a couple of gifts for friends and family.
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