Dupioni silk (also referred to as Douppioni or Dupionn silk) is produced by using fine thread in the warp and uneven thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons. It has inherent blocks or filaments in the fabric of the yarn.
Advantages of Dupioni Silk
Silk dupioni has some advantages over some other types of silks. For instance, it tends to resist wrinkles to enhance the usability of the finished fabric. And, it is easy to wear and maintain to keep its luxurious and shiny appearance. Of course, dupioni silk has other advantages like strong durability, medium weight silk, breathable and moisture perspiration. Besides, it takes dye well and is usually easy to sew.
Disadvantages of Dupioni Silk
At the same time, silk dupioni does have some drawbacks. Dupioni has almost no stretching ability, thus you should carefully and accurately measure it before cutting out any pattern on this fabric. Besides, its texture is naturally irregular and the edges may unravel.