According to Chinese legends, silk was discovered in 3000 B.C. by Lady Hsi-Ling-Shi, wife of Emperor Huang Ti, when a silkworm cocoon accidentally dropped into her hot tea. Heavily guarded by the elite, silk has been valued equal to gold and often used as currency in international trade. With this legacy, kumi kookoon launched in 2003 when founder and designer Jennifer Chang left her finance job to create a signature style of elegant and whimsical designs that quickly caught the attention of tastemakers and starlets such as Athena Calderone, Blake Lively, Blythe Danner and Rihanna for its timeless style and incredible feel. Hand-crafted with unsurpassed quality, kumi kookoon uses 100% Grade A, naturally hypoallergenic mulberry silk and brings this sumptuous fabric to the home.