Silk is a natural fibre of animal origin. Silkworms secrete a continuous filament about 1/1.5 km long which they use to form a cocoon to protect them during metamorphosis.

From the beginning to the middle of the 19th century sericulture in Italy achieved excellence in terms of quality and quantity.

Changed socio-economic conditions in the years after the Second World War determined a gradual decline in production: however, even today this fibre is still transformed, woven and finished for the production of valuable fabrics made in Italy.