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Silk: The queen of fabric

Silk is the fabric that spells grace, elegance, luxury, and comfort. It is one of the most driven and empowering of all fabrics. Not only because of its lustrous feel and touch but also because of its unmatched strength. The origination of Silk dates back to China but now it is being produced in more than 40 countries.

This queen of textiles comes from the cocoon of silkworm and is made with ultimate precision and supervision, making it the most expensive fabric. Its compatible and versatile nature with all kinds of weaving methods, dyes, and fabrics, makes it popular in most countries.


PROPERTIES OF SILK

Have you ever wondered why silk is known to be the queen of fabric for the past years? To understand this, let's dig deeper into the qualities of silk.


Unrivaled strength

Silk fabric might be delicate to the touch but on the contrary, it is one of the strongest fabrics. Underneath the shine, lies a strong and powerful clot that cannot be torn easily.


Biodegradable and Recyclable

Silk is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. Silk takes around 1 to 5 years to decompose completely.


Natural hypoallergic

Silk is the most skin-friendly fabric and is great for people having sensitive or allergic skin. In fact, it helps soothes the skin dealing with rashes and acne. It is a natural repellent to dust mites, fungi, mold, and mildew growth.


Natural shine and luster

If you put a silk thread under a microscope, you will see a prism-like triangular structure. This makes the fabric shinier and shimmery. The triangular structure refracts light, giving it a glazed look at every angle.


Season friendly

One of the most amazing properties of silk is that it keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer Isn't that fascinating! It has insulating properties that keep you warm in winter. During summers, silk has an amazing property to keep you cool! This amazing fabric has a moisture absorption power of 10 to 20 percent, making it a breathable fabric. This thermal regulator feature of silk makes it a perfect choice to wear in any season.


Strong and durable

There is no doubt that this fabric is fragile and delicate to the touch, but it is actually brimming with strength and power. You will be surprised to know that silk thread is four times stronger than steel thread and is much more durable.


TYPES OF SILK


Raw silk is one of the top qualities of silk fabric. It has a lustrous and scroops touch, giving it an elegant look. The best way to identify raw silk fabric is that it will make a rustling sound when you rub it in between your fingers.


Chiffon is extremely lightweight and smooth to the touch. It looks great with lightweight sarees & Tunics.


Dupion is a heavier-weight, opaque and radiant kind of silk fabric. It gives a perfect finesse to formal wear. The best part about dupion is that it can be combined with multiple colors, giving a pearly look.


Organza - This sheer and thin fabric is a perfect choice for party wear. The look and the feel are extremely light yet elegant.


Taffeta-silk is best worn in the form of ball gowns or evening dresses because of its sturdy property. Silk is an incredible and incomparable fabric. Its never-ending properties and varieties make it a must-have in every wardrobe.

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