Natural materials and knowledge since 1833
You'll find us on the island of Gotland in Sweden

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Natural Certified silk - since 1833

Our story

We, Oscar and Tuss Almgren, have a great passion for silk. It is perhaps not surprising since the Oscars great, great grandfather started the K.A. Almgren Sidenväveri (silk mill) in Stockholm in 1833. This old Silk weaving mill in the South part of Stockholm (called Söder) was closed down in 1974, but in 1991 Oscar reawakened his great great grandfather's creation from her 17 -year-long beauty sleep. He ran it as a living museum until 2003 when it was converted into a foundation to ensure that this unique museum, where visitors can experience a piece of Swedish industrial history, would be left in its original premises at Repslagaregatan in Stockholm. During Oscar's management of the silkmill they received several prestigious assignments including hand-weaving of 160 m silkfabric  "three crowns" in light blue to the Chinese salon at Drottningholm Palace. In 1995, he was appointed as purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden and he has received other prestigious cultural prizes for his work to revive the old silkmill eg Magnolia Prize, St. Erik's Medal of Merit.

Weaving mill

Here you can see when we hand the page on the old jacquard fabric from 1860 and the shank fabric where we handle thicker scarves and shawls in the wild silk tussah, muga and eri. And we weave wildlife trousers to shirts and blouses in industrial weaving machines.

Exhibition

We have created a show of exhibitions including unique 18th century jewels, bridal gowns, antique scarves and patriots, cocoons and silk from different silk varieties such as the cultivated mulberry silk and wild silk eri, muga and tussah. We have also put together a slide show with silkets and the amazing features of the site, its production and history from China to Gotland.

Find us at Gotland

Store

At Sidengården you can shop in our shop or online.

In the shop you will find quality products like side clothes with our own design in organic wild silk knitwear and knitted sweaters in mulberry silk, mugasil and erisilke, Large selection of silk scarves and scarves, other silk fabrics, handwoven wool fabrics, hand embroidered fabrics, cashmere shawls and more.

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