About Eurestex Silk Yarn
About Eurestex Silk Yarn & FAQ’s
Hi we’re Richard and Claire and we are Eurestex, we pride ourselves on offering exclusive, high quality silk yarns at really competitive prices.
Eurestex are proud to be the preferred supplier to many prestigious weavers, textile artists, textile designers and fashion designers worldwide. We’d love to tell you who but not all designers like to reveal their supplier secrets so we’ll keep hush, safe to say you will have heard of many of them and if you love silk as much as we do will likely own a silk product made by one of our fabulous customers. We supply in bulk to large manufacturers and small quantities to specialist handicraft and textile companies.
At Eurestex Silk Yarn we’ve been working with our suppliers for many years, we have strong relationships with them which we continue to build on and which allows us to purchase in large quantities and means we can pass on our low prices to our customers.
We hope you’ve learned a lot about Eurestex Silk Yarn, but please take a moment to read through some of our most frequently asked questions below and contact us if you can’t find an answer to your question. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram too to be amongst the first to hear about our latest news and updates.
Where does silk come from?
A little bit of history for you!
Chinese legend tells that Empress His Ling Shi, wife of Emperor Huang Ti, was the first person to discover that silk was a weavable fibre. Story has it that the Empress was one day taking tea under a mulberry tree when a cocoon fell into her cup and began to unravel. The Empress became so enamoured with the shimmering threads, she looked further and discovered the source to be the Bombyx mori silkworm found in the white mulberry tree. The Empress went on to develop sericulture, the cultivation of silkworms, and invented the reel and loom. And so began the history of silk, even if it was by accident!
As you can imagine the demand for this exotic and luxurious fabric was high and the trading of it created the lucrative trade route known as the Silk Road which stretched from Eastern china to the Mediterranean Sea.
To this day silk has held its position as one of the most luxurious fibres available, high end silk yarn is used the world over allowing silk artists to create amazing, stunning pieces using so many different types of crafts.
Why don't we have an online shop?
We often get asked why we don’t have an online shop and the answer is simple – we’re old school!! We believe in shopping the old-fashioned way, you know the way where you provide customer service by actually speaking and communicating to somebody.
Silk is so luxurious it needs to be appreciated. Did you know it takes each silk worm six weeks of continuous eating to grow big enough to spin a silk cocoon, why then would we want people to buy the end product in less than 5 minutes without any personal touch.
It may sound like a hassle, having to actually make contact with a company but we promise you once you try our old fashioned customer service you’ll love it.
What yarns do you stock?
We stock a large range of undyed yarns from 100% pure silk to silk fibre mixes, to our fabulous range of dyed silk yarns.
Can I order samples of silk yarn?
We know how much silk yarn users love to be able to see and feel fibres they plan to work with, that’s why we’re more than happy to provide samples free of charge. Have a browse through our range of silk yarns and if any take your fancy send an email and we’ll be happy to help. View our contact details
How can I place an order for silk yarns?
How do I make a payment?
Payment can either be made by a bank transfer or a credit/debit card payment over the phone, you will receive a full VAT invoice with your order.
Where do you deliver to?
Where don’t we deliver is probably an easier question to answer, we deliver worldwide so don’t worry where you are we can get your silk yarn order to you. We use Royal Mail, Parcelforce and local shipping companies for large shipments that need to go by air freight.
How long does delivery usually take?
Now that really does depend on where you are, if you’re UK then generally your order will be with you the day after despatch and we always use a tracked and signed for service. For overseas shipments the timescale really can vary, we make sure we communicate all ETA’s with you.
Do you have a minimum order value?
Generally our minimum order quantity is 1kg per yarn, however some are higher. Contact us either by telephone or email and we will happily advise.
How will my order arrive with me?
Your order will arrive in a good old fashioned, sturdy cardboard box. It will be well packaged, and clearly labelled.
© 2021 Eurestex - All Rights Reserved