Our Story

This is the debut for Silken Strands, a collection of natural fiber blouses. The line was designed for women desiring classic woven blouses that are flattering, feminine, and fun. You will find shorter sleeves and lighter fabrics in fall hues and tones in the collection. We want you wearing fall colors while feeling comfortable at an outdoor event or meeting a client for lunch on a warm autumn day. We have added elements such as raglan sleeves, open shoulders, concealed plackets, v-necklines, v-backs, and asymmetry to flatter you. In construction, we used French seams, which take more time to sew but add a smoother, neater appearance and are more durable. The designs are simple with fabrics which have soft hands, float away from the body, and are sewn in rich beautiful colors. The collection offers blouses in cotton Swiss dot, cotton chambray, cotton poplin, cotton voile, cotton jacquard, silk de Chine, and silk chiffon.

Inspiration

The line was imagined, considered and dreamed about for some time now. I feel clothes can make a difference in giving us confidence and making us feel our best. In late 2015, my family and I lost my two older sisters within days of each other. Working on creating the blouse line helped me with my heartache and grief. The idea of developing beautiful blouses for women has transcended me into a much happier place.


My hope is to brighten your day or lifestyle while wearing a blouse from Silken Strands!

Shaune Cathcart

Silken Strands is proud to sew all blouses in the USA.