Do you know how to get the best quality silk? Here are some things you need to know before buying silk.
Types of Silk
You have to pay attention to the type of silk before buying silk. You had better choose mulberry silk instead of wild silk, for mulberry silk contains a longer, wider, more durable thread than wild silk.
Momme is the unit used when describing the momme weight of silk thread. In general, the sweet spot for bedding and sleepwear is 22. Silk with a 22 momme weight is generally considered to provide the best balance of strength, aesthetics and affordability.
Types of Weave
You should choose the fabric with the best weave if you want to get the best silk. Manufactures use traditional narrow looms to produce the best charmeuse. The front side of the fabric has a satin finish and the back has a dull finish.
Silk is a very tough fabric to sew. Great silk requires great workmanship. If you know the shoddy workmanship behind so many online brands, you will find that the silk with a cheap price is not a real quality silk.
Before buying silk product, make sure you know the type of silk, the type of weave, the momme weight of the silk, and the workmanship.