We use four ply silk for our Silk Collection. It shows more depth in its texture than the finer silks. Henry Forwood invented the process to make this unique faux silk because he loves the luxurious texture of this fabric. This unique silk finish will not mark or stain in the same way as traditional silk. If it does get marked, just wipe with a damp cloth. This means we can use it for products like waste bins. Our gorgeous Tarka waste bins come in four colours, Seal brown, Teal, Barley and antiqued silver. Kitty Arden also loves the texture of silk and has used it beautifully in her planet place mat and coaster designs.