In 1998, the City of San Floro, in the person of Mayor Florinus Vivino, wanted to rediscover this ancient tradition, launching an experimental project, “Dal Gelso alla Seta” which has had a great regional, national and international feedback.Today our cooperative has decided to rehabilitate this project, making mulberry and silk worms growing the main activity.
We follow the whole process starting from the ground up to the production of valuable yarn. We operate in a very attractive natural environment within which it is situated our mulberry crop, which has about 3.00 Kokusò plants varieties.
The cultivation of this shrub, of Asian origin, is for us the soul of work because its leaves turn out to be the only source of nutrition for the silkworm. The Mediterranean climate and the substantial availability of leaves, allow us to realize three annual crops between April and September.
Our manufacturing process reflects the old traditional rules because we produce woven on antique looms with 4 heddles. The yarn is then dyed with natural products (poppy, madder, Morus nigra, broom, cirò grapes, field daisies, red onion, etc.)