Do you know the difference between Thai silk and mainstream manufactured silk? In general, Thai silk is expensive but worth it.
Silk is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The shimmering appearance of silk is caused by the silk fiber’s triangular prism-like structure.
Thailand’s farmers feed silkworms with exclusive mulberry leaves to create grade A silk, glossy mulberry silk. Furthermore, mulberry silk doesn’t need airing out as lower grade silks do since it is hypoallergenic and completely odorless.
- Thai silk is completely hand-rolled and hand-made.
- Hand reeling silk produces three grades of silk: two finer grades for lightweight fabrics and a thicker graded fabric.
- Thai Silk has a unique luster with a sheen that has two tones including warp and weft.
- Hold your Thai silk up against the light, you will find color changes as you hold Thai silk at varying degrees.
Conversely, manufactured silk often uses lower grades of silk to keep down production cost. And, manufactures silk has one uniform color as every part of the fabric is identical