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Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

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No.94 Nanmen Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007, China
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

As soon as we arrived we were shown the silkworms and watched them eat! ( and poop - they make pillows that have poop in them that are supposed to be good for sleep - I did not get one!) Those silkworms are not very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Interesting tour of the factory to understand how silk products are made. After the tour, you will be brought to a large store selling all kinds of sllk products. The price is rather expensive but the quality is good.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ahber79
Reviewed 26 December 2018

In the morning we visit the factory with our guide and quite interesting to learn how silk is created from mulberry munching silkworms to produce the nest thread and cloth. Have been to a lots of Silk factories .Have also brought in the past a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Overall it was great experience visiting China . The sale personal in silk factory were very helpful in explaining how the silk is made and the only thing is that they don’t give you enough time to decide . I bought the king size duvet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mahrooq F
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We arrived as a part of a tour and were guided into a small room with a Silk Institute representative. The talk started off really well, with the host discussing the life cycle of the silkworm and how silk is produced. It soon turned into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The visit to Suzhou was interesting and fun. Suzhou is the sister city to Venice, in fact called Venice of the East. At the silk institute we hardly saw anything about how they make the silk. They were more interested in promoting their high priced...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank craigsearle
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This trip to Suzhou was both fun and educational. After a long day of exploring the city, this silk mill was 2nd to the last stop. The whole process of making silk from the worms who just eat all day to be prepared to produce...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank NathanLuminario
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Hardly saw anything about how they make the silk. They were more interested in getting us into the shop to buy the expensive goods.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank waglets2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Well worth the visit. the whole process of how silk is made was fascinating and well demonstrated. I even bought a silk doonas for the price of a polyester one from KMart. Lovely quality and cheap.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Grandmaglenda
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited the Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill which fit squarely in the types of sights we like to see when visiting new places. We learned about the production of silk there from looking at silkworms, touching cocoons, seeing how cocoons are unwound by machine to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David D
4 December 2018|
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Response from Grandmaglenda | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I actually took mine with me rather than have it posted, but I am told it takes about 6 weeks to Australia. Not sure about US. I am absolutely thrilled with the purchase though.
10 November 2018|
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Response from craigsearle | Reviewed this property |
Yes they ship to Canada duty free. I didn’t purchase anything while there but some friends did and had it shipped from the point of purchase
26 October 2018|
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Response from NathanLuminario | Reviewed this property |
I am not really an expert but as far as i know silk sheets can only be hand-washed, using warm water and really mild detergent.