When it comes to ancient Vietnamese silk, Van Phuc, Hoi An, Ma Chau… are the first names that appear in the minds of Vietnamese people. But when it comes to Vietnamese silk, Vietnamese silk lovers and international friends immediately think of Bao Loc Silk – the capital of Vietnamese silk.
Because, along with the development of society, in craft villages that have existed for thousands of years, such as Van Phuc, Hoi An, Ma Chau, etc., the land for growing strawberries has been urbanized. Young people also turn to modern and less strenuous and busier occupations than silk. And although in the past, there were still households working to keep the tradition, but the scale was small and the output was still very low.
When Bao Loc silk, although the age of the trade is only a few centuries, it has changed and developed strongly, becoming a center for supplying silkworm seeds and silk for the whole country, accounting for 80% of the total production. national silk exports.
Bao Loc – The capital of Vietnamese silk
It is no coincidence that Bao Loc is considered the “Capital of Vietnamese Silk”. Bao Loc silk industry has had to go through many difficulties and challenges to survive and grow as it is today.
The records of the Vietnam Mulberry Association said that since 1955, the fierce war had caused the mulberry farming to raise silkworms and silk production in the North to a halt, while in the South it was almost wiped out.
In 1965, under the policy of war compensation (Colombo plan), Japan sent experts to South Vietnam to survey land and environmental conditions, and experiment with mulberry and silkworm rearing. Scientific evaluations during the past 3 years have shown that: Bao Loc Plateau with an average altitude of over 800m, cool climate, lots of rain, little sunshine, a lot of fog, high humidity converges enough conditions for development. developed into the “Capital of Vietnamese Silk”. Therefore, the Japanese built Bao Loc Silkworm Funeral Center in 1968.
In 1975, the Government took over Bao Loc Silkworm Funeral Center and set up a silkworm hatchery to provide silkworm seed for the whole country, conducted many experiments on the structure of silkworm breeds, growing season of mulberry and raising silkworms, applying technology machines into production. Since 1995, Bao Loc has been planned to be developed by the Government as the capital of Vietnamese silk
Since then, the development path of Bao Loc Silkhas also gone through several ups and downs of rapids. But the king’s silk is not easy to break, with perseverance and constant efforts to connect the silk thread, Bao Loc city has been gradually recovering and shouldering the historical responsibility entrusted to it, as “the silk capital” silk” – the place where silk incubators opened the way for Vietnamese silk.
Bao Loc city currently has 30 enterprises operating in the field of silk, with a stable output, about 1,000 tons of silk/year, more than 3.5 million m2 of silk/year. Bao Loc silk products are not only supplied to the domestic market, but have also reached the markets of Japan, India, Europe, the Middle East, Lafo, Cambodia, Myanmar…
Bao Loc has been affirming the brand “The Silk Capital of Vietnam”. In the coming years, Bao Loc Silk will continue to build its position as “Vietnamese Silk” in the international arena.