Jiangnan Silk Shopping Center

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Jiangnan Silk Shopping Center

Jiangnan Silk Shopping Center
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Neighborhood: Jing'an
The heart of this neighborhood is the Jing'an Temple, while the main artery of excitement and entertainment is West Nanjing Road. Large, flashy malls, luxe residential high-rises and trendy nightlife areas can be found along West Nanjing Road, but areas off the busy street have quiet cafes and independent boutiques.
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Les12h
Brunswick Heads, Australia9 contributions
would buy again if I ever needed another one.
Nov 2019
I visited this place in November 2011. Two Thousand and Eleven (in case you think that was a typo) I am still using the silk doona I bought there after the amazing demonstration. I live in a hot humid climate and the shop assistant recommended their lightest single layer doona. It's my summer bed covering. I just put it on the bed today for summer. It's still good. Hasn't disintegrated or fallen apart, still comfortable and light to sleep under and it breathes and doesn't make me sweat. If anything ever happened to it I would definitely buy another one.
Written October 12, 2020
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Stewarts Vacation
318 contributions
Informative silk tour and shop
Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this visit, even more so because we were very familiar with silk worms and cocoons, having kept them as children. There was an informative display and accompanying talk given in one room. Then we were taken to see the process of the cocoons being soaked and unwound in preparation for weaving. They demonstrated the stretching out of the silk for duvet inners. We were shown how to distinguish between real and fake silk. Afterwards we were able to purchase duvets and covers at very realistic prices. The sales people were not pushy but answered questions and were very helpful. Our purchase was vacuum packed and sent to our final destination hotel in Beijing. We were impressed with the service and the quality of the products available. There was another large showroom with clothing and other silk items. Well worth a visit.
Written November 17, 2019
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Tony C
Bedford, UK981 contributions
As it says this is a shop !!
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is not untypical of what you get around the world ie the is a short tour of a factory (with some interesting aspects- although you may have seen similar elsewhere in Asia) but the real aim is to sell you some of there goods. To be fair the bedding did look quality and was highly recommended by our tour guide.
Unlike other reviews I didn’t find it a hard sell (certainly less than we had encountered elsewhere). While bedding is the main selling point they also have a large shop that sell clothes and other items; this part I found uncomfortable as we were followed by a member of staff wherever we went. Beware in this part as sizes are very much on the small side.
You will probably go here as part of a tour. The factory tour has its interesting parts but,like me, you may have seen it all before. The second half is for selling and quite dull if you are not in the market for silk bedding.
Written October 9, 2019
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julie g
1 contribution
disappointing purchace
May 2019 • Friends
we really enjoyed our trip to the silk factory, facinatating insight in the life of the silk worm. i bought a queen anne duvet and duvet set and sheet to go with it having the assurance there would be no pilling or threading when washed. i did as advised and went and put all the set into another duvet cover to be sure, washed it on a cold wash with baby shampoo as instructed, it has come out all pulled and rough. i am not imrpreseed i would like some feed back from the company as i cannot find an actual email address from them.
Written June 28, 2019
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135Eleni
Adelaide, Australia444 contributions
A bit of a hard sell trap
Jan 2019
Took a Taxi from our hotel to Jiang Silk - which was quite a way out and when we arrived it was - well in quite a remote area so we asked our driver to wait for us
On entering we were immediately approached by 2 “very hard sell” women who wanted to whisk us off to the “retail” obviously the aim is to make sales...and yes there were some very nice silk merchandise there - clothing, accessories and silk fabric my the meter - but as no one spoke English it was very hard to communicate and also the assistants just followed us one step behind - very frustrating.
However there is a small “museum” at ground level which goes through the cultivation through to the production of the silk yarn - certainly a luxurious cloth . Amazed to see how the silkworm makes the pupa which is then collected, boiled in hot and then cold water and the fine fine yarn removed and collected on spindles and eventually into the finest and expensive cloths
Also interesting the there is absolutely no wastage - every part of the pupa is used.
To my amazement even beautiful cosmetics are made. - in fact I purchased a facial moisturising cream and was very happy - beautifully soft, non greasy and suited my sensitive skin
Would have really liked to have lingered on in the Museum part but were just rushed by the staff
Regardless we still enjoyed the place - we were the only visitors there on the day - and given its location I very much doubt they would be inundated with tourists
Written May 11, 2019
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Elizabeth B
Kingston upon Thames, UK317 contributions
Stop off en route to Suzhou
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was an interesting visit despite already knowing about the life cycle of the silkworm.
I found the process of making the silk fabric fascinating and readily purchased a silk duvet plus cover and pillowcases.
Written November 13, 2018
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,683 contributions
Shop with short demonstration
Nov 2018 • Couples
Nothing special here.

Lots of silk items at varying qualities are offered.

Respectable stuff but not cheap.

Sales is medium pressured.

If you want to buy silk it’s worth a visit else pass this one by.
Written November 4, 2018
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Dr Stephen
Ashbourne, UK2,779 contributions
This is a shop, not a “museum”
Oct 2018 • Couples
We were taken to the “silk museum” as part of a city tour. There is a short introduction to the silk worm’s 45-day life and how silk is produced. From there, it is straight into selling mode.

The shop is very tired, and the signage and some of the produce looks like it has been there for years. Fine if you wish to buy silk. Avoid if you were hoping for “a museum”.
Written October 25, 2018
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Linda A
Maldon, UK31 contributions
So interesting
Sep 2018
Made a visit here during our tour of China. I already knew about the silk worm and casing as I have had one for years, but the process of unravelling the silk was amazing and how they use the twin cases for duvet's. Purchases a complete set of bed linen and a quilt was given free, wish now I had purchased two sets. I have never felt so comfortable in bed as I have now with silk.
Written October 22, 2018
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yossinir123
Tel Aviv, Israel3,541 contributions
great hand work
Nov 2017 • Friends
Silk is very beautiful to make pictures. We like to see how they make the pictures from the silk and you can buy pictures , originally made in China.
Written December 16, 2017
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