These Luxurious Silk Socks are made from 'spun' silk. Made from shorter silk fibres, this versatile, knit fabric is warm and pliable with a natural stretch. In silk terms, it's medium to heavy weight, with superior absorbency. It's durable and yields garments with an elegant lustre. It retains its shape, it will not pill and possesses silk's inherent breathable properties. It's supremely comfortable and feels soft and smooth against your skin. It's machine washable, quick drying and won't ladder. Luxurious silk socks, Light weight for summer, or as an extra sock liner for winter. Silk has been treasured for thousands of years and not only because it's beautiful. Soft, smooth and luxurious against your skin, silk is also a natural insulator providing thermal warmth in cooler temperatures, and releasing warmth to keep you cool when it's hot. Silk is highly breathable and draws moisture away, releasing it into the air, to keep you dry and comfortable. It is well suited to sensitive skin.