Popular Types of Silk Fabric
Many silky fabrics have a smooth surface and are very comfortable and breathable when you wear them.
Satin backed crepe
This type of silk material is from artificial fibres or silk. It is a reversible fabric that you will find crepe finish on one side and satin finish on the other side. You can get clothing that is reversible. That is, you can wear either side of the clothing.
It is made from polyester or silk. The pattern of the texture is formed by the weave. This makes the silk fabric looks matt or satin silk. Silk does not only come in plain or solid colours. You will find parsley silk swirls, floral patterns, geometric designs.
The fabric is made from microfibre polyester. It is 100 per cent silk. It comes with a soft feel, bleached look and it is slightly less slippery. It is a plain weave.
Crepe de Chine
It is made from either polyester microfibre, acetate, or silk fabric has a slightly crepy texture with fine threads. Constructed with plain weave fabric.
This type of silk is made from 100 per cent polyester or 100 per cent silk. This is a highly lustrous silk fabric that is called charmeuse. Many nightwear and lingerie are made with this silk fabric.
Silk fabric care
When you buy any pure silk material, read the washing instruction if it comes with one. Generally, to maintain the pure silk fabric, only
- Hand wash them
- Wash the silk with shampoo, this can be silk washing detergent or silk washing liquid. But many people, simply wash it with baby shampoo in cold water.
- After handwashing, do not twist or wring the silk fabric. To have quick dry silk, get a dry towel, roll the silk in the towel to remove the excess water.