For the First Time in 100 Years, Switzerland Is Making Silk
For the first time in a century, Switzerland is producing its own silk. From the Middle Ages up until 1914, the country had been making its own silk; however, the last silk factory was closed in the early 20th century.
So, who do we credit with this renaissance? We tip our hats to a group of farmers who decided to organize and reintroduce silk production to the European nation. Known as the Swiss Silk Association, the group has produced 20 kilograms of silk thus far.