Yes, with the incoming Sinophilia amongst Andalusi and Maghrebi in the Asmarid Empire, silk is definitely in high demand, since it's the trendy fashion choice as of now, for both women and some men willing to defy religious rulings.Read previous chapter, seems start to become strong, for female and even some males are using it too, if anything i'll not surprised if Andalus start native silk production too in the future
However, I still wonder if the Bataids are another huge source of silk, since the Romans managed to get silkworms during the reign of Justinian I and created an entire industry out of it. Without the Crusades, it is firmly within Constantinople's hands, assuming that the industry survived the turbulent period before the Bataids. Through that, the Romans can easily provide the Andalusi and the Maghrebi, especially the lower classes, a cheaper, but lower quality source of silk compared to the Chinese. Still, with the chafing of Chinese and Roman merchants charging exuberant prices for it, it might result in the Hajibs ordering a heist of Chinese/Roman silkworms and milkweed to produce a native silk industry for themselves. I still think it's a wonderful story idea in ACT IX, since stealing Chinese industries is often a common thing in history.....
Madhav Deval also made a good post about the potential of mashru silks or mixed silk-cotton clothing being popular in Al-Andalus, since it allows men and women to freely wear silk without being burdened with sin (Post #2501). As a result, India, being the primary producer of such clothes, could become even more important as a textile manufacturer on top of its spice trade in the global market, which could have interesting consequences down the line (*cough* Industrial Revolution *cough*).