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Our Silk Story

Silk Story is for the delight of all who love the luxurious, lustrous magic of silk.

We look for uncommonly creative, artistic and sustainable uses of silk and develop products that best showcase the artisans’ skills and the fiber’s versatility. From exquisite hand-embroidered silk artwork (SiXin™) to sumptuous bedding (Raeshmi®), we constantly research and refine our products. We work only with artisans who share our high standards. Everything we make has our stamp of innovative design and meticulous construction, is responsibly and ethically made, reasonably priced and easy to acquire, use and maintain.

Our Team

We are a small and very enthusiastic team, guided not by any deep knowledge of the industry or proven formula for success, but by our passion for silk, an eye for the unusual, a commitment to innovation, quality and compelling value, and a desire to make a go of a venture that we thoroughly enjoy.

Arun Jain After decades of helping his industrial clients be more energy efficient, Arun invented a new career for himself as founder and creative director of Silk Story. In 2008, while living in Shanghai, he found a love for all things silk. Travels deep into China's heartland revealed unusual uses of silk in everyday life and simple homes, as well as a wealth of stunning craftsmanship in weaving, stitching and embroidery. Together they began updating traditional Chinese bedding structures, fabrics, and colors for western settings. His engineer's penchant for tinkering and perfection found creative expression through their skilled, patient hands. His small, casual collection quickly grew, as friends and family first, and clients soon thereafter, wanted more. A year later, Silk Story morphed from hobby to full time passion. Arun has dual master's and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jenny Chen is a native of Shanghai and an equally avid fan of silken treasures. She spent a decade in marketing and development of a variety of consumer products. In 2009 she accompanied Arun on a visit to his SiXin artisans. Less than a month later she was on board. With her artistic flair, attention to detail and organization skills, she manages our sampling, production and order fulfillment in China. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and is fluent in Mandarin, English and French. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Devesh Jain joined the Silk Story family in 2012, and is our VP of Operations. Prior to Silk Story, he worked as a management consultant in Atlanta for four years helping clients with corporate strategy, M&A Integration, and project management. After a six-month sabbatical from consulting, where he took an entrepreneurial leap of faith to help uncle Arun launch the Silk Story bedding line, Devesh joined the team full time in May 2012. Devesh holds dual bachelor's degrees, Summa cum Laude, from Georgia Institute of Technology. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Samira Jain provides the critical design review of all our products and communications. She also leads our special projects to explore innovative uses of luxury fibers in our products. For example, our future throws and blankets will have novel combinations of silk with cashmere, alpaca and leather. She is an honors graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India and holds a master's in Design Management from the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Allen Wang hails from Hubei province in China. He joined Silk Story in August 2015. He is a veteran of the home textile industry and has over 13 years of experience with sourcing, sampling, production and quality control. Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Economics. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.