Silk vs Satin
About Silk and Satin Designer Textiles
Suzanna of d'Italia discusses concept of silk vs. satin, as well as the reasons why pure silk satin is the best satin fabric to use
"We find that a lot of customers walk in with the misunderstanding between silk and satin. Most think that silk means satin. In reality, satin is really just a finish of the silk or of any type of fabric. Satin, is a glossy, shiny finish to a fabric. They are shiny, but they can be made of anything. Satin can be made of silk. It can also be made of polyester or viscose. We at d’Italia prefer silk. We only stock silk, so we have pure silk satin. The reason why we have pure silk satin is for a number of reasons. The biggest one is, is that it’s superior in drape. The colours always look better. Most importantly, good pure silk satin wont cling. It won’t go static in hot weather and it always gives a nicer feel on your skin since it’s a fabric that breathes. If you look at the finish of pure silk satin you will notice that it’s super shiny, drapes well and doesn’t cling. If you check the colours – it goes from dark to light which really shows off a colour, whereas a polyester satin won’t. In polyester satin, the colours are very even, they don’t go darker in places and the colours look very flat. For all these reasons, there is nothing better than a pure silk satin." - Suzanna Zagon of d'Italia.
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