Properties of Silk
Silk has a smooth, soft texture that is not slippery, unlike many synthetic fibers. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers, but it loses up to 20% of its strength when wet. It has a good moisture regain of 11%. Its elasticity is moderate to poor: if elongated even a small amount, it remains stretched.
Uses of Silk – Clothing
Clothes made of silk fiber are often expensive and have a high perceived value. When silk fiber is twisted in the weaving process, different silk fabrics are created, such as crepe, shantung and satin.
Dupioni is a type of Indian silk suitable for men’s shirts, women’s dresses.
Chiffon silk is a soft and light silk made from a very highly twisted yarn — strong but still very thin used for women’s formal dresses.
Raw silk is often used for sport coats and ladies suits, when layers of liquid serecin is left on the silk fiber a rough and coarse silk is produced — known as “raw silk.” Many men’s sport coats, women’s suits and coats are made with this silk.
Uses of Silk – Home Decor
Silk fabrics add elegance and beauty to the decor of most rooms.
Silk chiffon makes flowing curtains and ruffles for pillows and comforters.
Matka silk adds texture and thickness to upholstering due to the twist and amount of fibers used in manufacturing.
Silk wall coverings give a finishing touch to bedrooms and living rooms. Silk fiber for home furnishings are best used in rooms that receive less traffic and wear as it does water spot and is not stain resistant.
Silk throws and pillows can add colorful additions to your room decor.
Silk bedding invites you to spend a restful and comfy night.