Did you know silk is saliva? See fascinating photos of the process
You may be surprised at how the luxurious material is made
Silk is one of the softest fabrics on the planet, and one of the most sought-after. Shiny, breathable, and comfortable to the touch, we often forget where this highly prized cloth, which has been harvested for thousands of years, actually comes from.
The process is fascinating to watch, made from a single strand of saliva stretching hundreds of meters, but it also comes with some controversial casualties. Click through to see surprising photos of how silk is made around the world.