SWTC's popular Karaoke fiber is back. Available in 6 multicolored shades. This fiber consists of 50% Soysilk fiber and 50% Wool. Easy to spin! Produces a lovely variegated yarn.
- All colors are sold in 1/2 lb bags.
What is SOYSILK® fiber?
SOYSILK® brand fiber is made from the residue of soybeans from tofu manufacturing. This process is 100-percent natural and free of any petrochemicals, making it an extremely environmentally friendly product. Soy is a completely renewable resource - coming from the earth and being wholly biodegradable. As early as the 1940s, textile experts dreamed of a fiber made from soy. (In fact, Henry Ford had a suit made of soy as an early prototype.) SOYSILK® brand fiber offers superior moisture absorption and ventilation properties along with beautiful draping, softness and warmth.
What are the benefits of SOYSILK® brand fiber and how does it differ from others?
SOYSILK® brand fiber has the softness and smoothness of cashmere but isn't hazardous to the environment. It is beautiful to look at and has excellent wearability. SOYSILK® has the same moisture absorption as cotton but with better moisture transmission, making it more comfortable and sanitary.
How is SOYSILK® brand fiber manufactured?
SOYSILK® is manufactured using new, cutting edge bioengineering technologies. It is produced by extracting proteins from the residual oils of soybean cake - a liquid "batter" is created and cooked, then the fiber is produced by wet-spinning and stabilized by acetylating, and is then cut into short staples after curling and thermoforming.
What is the washability of SOYSILK® brand fiber?
SOYSILK® can be washed in home washing machines and air dried. It is not recommended for commercial/industrial washing machines. In textiles, SOYSILK® fabrics are known to be wrinkle-free and have little to no shrinkage.
How does SOYSILK® brand fiber affect the environment?
SOYSILK® fibers are part of the new class of green textiles. Soy fibers provide the environment with a unique "cradle-to-cradle" approach - coming from the earth and being wholly biodegradable. They contain no petroleum and all products are manufactured to be eco-friendly. In addition, the United States is currently the largest exporter of soybeans in the world.