About Oriental Silk
The Oriental Silk Company is a family-owned
and operated business. We offer a wide variety of the finest
silks in an incredible selection of colors. We also carry
woolens, linens, fine porcelains, and hand embroidery from
My parents first opened the Oriental Silk Company
for business in early 1973. Their objective was to reintroduce
America to the wonderful comfort, luxurious richness, natural
beauty, and low-cost of silks from China.
Over the years, we have served a wide variety
of customers by providing silks for clothing, decorating,
and costuming. Our customers are many and varied, ranging
from the home sewer to some of L.A.'s finest designers and
decorators. Our silks have also appeared in numerous television
shows and commercials, as well as, many motion pictures.
It all started for us in the 70's with Bob Mackie's
use of our silks for many of the costumes for Cher and Carol
Burnett in their television comedy shows. It continued into
the 80's with Nolan Miller's many costumes for Dynasty. In
the 90's, it was Bob Blackman's wide variety of costumes for
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,
and Star Trek: Voyager.
We have supplied silks for many feature films
over the years. Most recently, our silks were used extensively
in "Memoirs of a Geisha" and helped costumer Colleen
Atwood win the Oscar for Best Costume Design at the Academy
Awards 2006. In 2000 our silk satin tapestry brocade
was used extensively in "Topsy-Turvey" and helped
costumer Lindy Hemming win the Oscar for Best Costume Design
at the Academy Awards 2000. Our silks have also appeared
in such works as Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia: the
Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Last Samuri, Pirates
of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Second Hand
Lions, Hidalgo, Titanic, Wild Wild West, Minority Report,
Rush Hour 2, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Oceans Eleven,
Oceans Twelve, L.A. Confidential, Star Trek: Nemisis,
Star Trek: Resurrection, Star Trek: Generation, Batman, Batman
Returns, and Batman Forever.
Our silks are also used by many fashion designers
such as Richard Tyler, Bill Whitten, Bob Mackie, Nolan Miller,
Libbie Lane and Katayone Adeli.
I hope that you get an opportunity to sample
our silks and enjoy its richness and beauty.
Oriental Silk Co.