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How many meters of silk to use for a Hermès scarf

Mar 26, 2020

How many meters of silk thread does a Hermès scarf require? Hermès scarves use only the silk of a special butterfly that lays eggs, breeds them into silkworms, and then becomes silkworm cocoons. We get about 300 cocoons from a pair of butterflies, and then we process the cocoons. From these 300 cocoons, we get 4,500 meters of silk thread.

Making a 90cmX90cm Hermes scarf will use 300 cocoons. In other words, a pair of butterflies and a scarf, at least 4,500 meters of silk can be used as a Hermès scarf.


From creation to completion, it takes almost two years for a Hermès silk scarf, from the creation of the pattern to the dyeing and fixing, which requires ten types of work and more than ten different professional knowledge. This is an interlocking work chain.

The process of making a silk scarf is a necessary process for the birth of a silk scarf. It takes about 600 hours to make a silk scarf.

When the pattern is determined, the artists sincerely apply each color in the scarf pattern to the template and transfer every detail in the pattern to the transparent paper to ensure that all colors can be correctly superimposed in the prescribed position. To form a predetermined pattern.

After the pattern of the scarf is confirmed, the color committee is responsible for dividing the pattern into six to ten different color differences according to the requirements of the series. Each color is specially studied and modified by hand.

Each mixed dye has to be checked many times by the artists to make sure it matches the color on the sample.

After completing the process of making scarves, artisans began to color the scarves and print. Each scarf usually contains 30-45 colors, and the color choice is 75,000.

For each color of each scarf, it takes 1 hour to 1 month to cool and dry and then print the second color.

A Hermès silk scarf starts from the topic selection and passes the design, color matching, plate making, coloring, and hand-rolling processes, which takes more than 18 months.