Silk Identification

How to tell genuine silk from fake silk? There are a number of ways you can use together to try to determine if a fabric is genuine silk or a synthetic man-made fabric that looks like silk.

Silk is a natural protein fibre which can be woven into different types of fabrics including silk chiffon, silk crepe, silk shantong, silk habotai, and silk charmeuse/satin. In other words, charmeuse and satin are specific types of weaves. No one uses silk chiffon to make silk beddings since it is so flimsy and light weight.
Fake silk fabric is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish, even the most experienced experts can’t tell the difference by simply observing or feeling. How do we tell if my silk is genuine or artificial (polyester, for example) ? There are many methods to identify real silk, but only two are accurate and easy
Satin, Charmeuse and Mulberry Silk are three totally different concepts. Satin is a weave Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back. The satin weave is characterized by four or more fill or weft yarns floating over a warp yarn or vice versa, four warp yarns floating over a