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Welcome to Qualin International, Inc.

We welcome your interest! We have been in business in San Francisco, California since 1985. Our silk products are imported from China. We go there regularly to obtain CONSISTENT HIGH QUALITY Grade A Silk. We receive shipments by air at least once each month so that our inventory is available throughout the year. This means BEST SERVICE AND BEST VALUE for YOU! Try us and compare.

Please click any category on the LEFT to view our products.

Attention: Fiber Artists

We carry a complete line of silk painting supplies. At the moment, only silk blanks (natural white silk) are listed here. If you need other silk painting supplies such as French dyes and tools as well as quantity discounts for silk blanks please email us ( for our 10-page downloadable catalog or paper copy.


You may order online, by phone (415-970-8888), fax (415-282-8789) or email (

We continue to add more features and products for online sale. Please come back regularly. Thank you!

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SWEATERS, Silk or Cotton
SWEATERS, Silk or Cotton
We now sell these beautiful hand knitted and hand crocheted sweaters to you direct with no middlemen. You'll save 40-50% or more. More styles are being added everyday.Please come back often.

BiHand Sweaters is an exciting line of designer's handknit or crochet silk or cotton sweaters with fancy stitches. It also has exclusive carved bone or wooden butons to complement the designs.

Size: 2 sizes - S/M & M/L (a small quanity in ONE SIZE).

Fiber Content:
Silk: 80% Silk - 20% Nylon (for better shape)
Cotton - 100% Cotton (smaller quantity available.)

Characteristics: Made of silk noil yarn, these sweaters are not shiny but look more like cotton except they are softer and lighter weight. Knitted in thicker yarn, they are more "chunky" than the machine knit sweaters on the market. The small quantity of cotton sweaters are hand knitted with 100% cotton. Most of them also have hand crocheted trims for the edges.

The Knitters: About half a century ago, women in a rural village of southern China took up knitting in order to supplement their meager farming income. Today, this prosperous region is renowned for its hand knit/crochet work. BiHand sweaters, designed in the U.S., were made by these skillful artisans.

Buttons: Our designers take special care for the buttons. Because we couldn't find the ones they needed on the market, we specially commissioned a jewelry factory in China to produce these hand carved and vintage look bone buttons.

Silk Scarves & Shawls -Designer
Silk Scarves & Shawls -Designer
Assorted scarves, short sarongs and shawls with solid color and hand painted silk and silk/rayon velvet.
Silk Yarns
Silk Yarns
We carry 2 types of silk yarns - Silk Noil Yarn and Silk Noil Ribbon Yarn. The 2 main colors are Natural white and solid black. Occasionally, we carry some solid colors.

For quantity orders of 3 lbs or more, please call our office for price quotes.

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