Both silk and wool are natural fibers obtained from animals. Silk from silkworm cocoons and wool from furry animals like goats. They both keep warm and are used in bed sheets and high-end clothes. Yet, they have many difference, the following chart displays their differences in many aspects.
|Origin||Silk is produced from cocoons of silkworms.||Wool is produced from fur of animals.|
|Fabrics||Fabrics such as taffeta, chiffon, charmeuse and crepe de chine are made from silk.
|Flannel, challis, jersey, etc. are made from wool.|
|Luster||Silk has a shiny, shimmery appearance.||Wool doesn’t have a shine.|
|Insulating Properties||Silk is not as good as wool in retaining warmth.||Wool has good insulating properties.|
|Special Uses||Silk is often used for formal dresses.||Wool is specially used for winter clothing.|