Wedding between Silk and Wool
Within two weeks, the yarns were in the knitting workshop. Shortly after, the finished fabric was ready to be made into flatlock under garments. The hand feel was magnificent.
In order to release the new products, the client arranged a conference to release the products. Textile Intelligence published an article reviewing the difficulties to inter-knit these two types of yarns in one fabric.
Soon afterwards, the problem on the fabric was identified by the fabric developer of the client – there is serious twisting on the fabric after washing, i.e. the spiral stability was not commercially acceptable.
However, there seemed to be no way to quit since many orders had already been placed. By consulting knitting and spinning experts, Beta Textiles Co., Limited identified the problem and remade another dyeing lots, which proved to be a success.
Since Jul 2008, Beta Textiles Co., Limited has been regularly producing the silk and wool dual layer fabric. It seems the marriage of wool and silk has given birth to good babies.