Types of Silk
Types of Silk
Our Mulberry silk products are the most durable and luxurious that is made from a 100% natural fiber and the highest quality silk. Many dermatologists recommend silk bedding and clothing for people with sensitive and easily irritable skin because of its fine, feathery, and delicate feel. Mulberry silk is soft to the touch, breathable and has a glamorous iridescent shine that will compliment your skin with no doubt.
Charmeuse silk fabric is made with a unique method of weaving, resulting in extra luster on the front side, but dull on the other side of the material. Charmeuse silk is suitable on products that do not require showcasing of both sides of the fabric such as pillow cases and covers.
Crêpe de Chine
They are made of mulberry silk uniquely by twisting the delicate threads in various directions. The twisted fibers give crêpe de chine silk free from wrinkles, which makes it easy to handle. The fine silk has an airy matte finish which is Ideal for both formal and casual wear.
Silk Georgette is a light, loosely woven sheer fabric made from highly twisted yarns. It has a crinkled texture on the surface and is manufactured in both plain and patterned forms. Silk Georgette is used mainly for blouses, dresses and luxurious evening wear.
Dupion silk is produced by two silkworms that spin in a cocoon together, usually resulting in a rough yarn texture. This makes dupion silk stronger than most other silks. Black specks that irregularly appear on the fabric is part of the making process of the silk by the silkworms. Dupion silk can be seen on indian traditional wear and scarfs.
Chiffon silk is recognized as the ‘classic’ silk fabric. Velvety and lightweight, Habotai silk is a kind of smooth fabric with a stunning drape accompanied with a smooth surface. It is widely used for creating scarves.
Habotai silk is recognized as the ‘classic’ silk fabric. Velvety and lightweight, Habotai silk is a kind of smooth fabric with a stunning drape accompanied with a smooth surface. It is widely used for creating scarves.
What’s Momme Count
Momme (mm) is used to measure the quality and density of silk fabrics.
1MM = 4.3056 grams per square meter
16MM = 69 grams per square meter
19MM = 82 grams per square meter
22MM = 95 grams per square meter
25MM = 108 grams per square meter
and so on…
The density of silk is measured by momme and depending on the thread counts. The higher the thread count, the more durable the fabric, and of course, the more costly.
The higher the momme weight, the more luxurious the fabric is. However, it depends on if such thickness is suitable for types of silk product. For example, lightweight 16mm silk is normally used for scarves, 19mm and 22mm is for sleepwear and clothings. If using a 25mm silk for sleepwear would be too heavy to put on in bed, but 16mm is too sheer for clothing and not that durable. In other words, it is worth making consideration when choosing the right momme for the proper silk product.