What Are the Types of Silk Fabrics?

Silk generally refers to silk, including mulberry silk, tussah silk, castor silk, cassava silk, etc., and is called "fiber queen".

Textile people usually consider the quality of silk from the following aspects:

1. The number of millimetres

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The square meter weight (g/m2) is the main measurement unit of fabric texture. It is often expressed in millimetres (m/m) in silk. The millimetre is a unit of weight, and the abbreviation is mm. Don’t get it wrong as a millimeter!

However, the number of millimetres is not necessarily proportional to the quality of silk, so choose according to your needs.

The common silk fabrics are 8 mum, 12 mum, 16 mum, 19 mum, and 30 mum. That is to say, the larger the number, the heavier the fabric, and the price of silk fabric follows the weight. The larger the meter, the higher the price will generally be.

2. Silk content

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SILK is silk, silk. The following percentage shows the amount of silk. Such as SILK100% is all silk products

3. Regular Index

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Flaws, color fastness, etc.

Plain satin

The main types of silk fabrics

Plain crepe satin: It is a conventional fabric among silk fabrics. The bright satin is very noble, smooth to the touch, and densely organized; this is the silk fabric in many people's minds. The material for cheongsam has a smooth luster like pearls. Bright colors!

This kind of fabric feels good in your hand, so when you sell satin clothes, buyer satisfaction is usually very high; this kind of fabric is easy to wrinkle, so after ironing, it will be smooth and its luster can be perfectly flashed. ; Satin is a very noble fabric. In fact, some designs made of this fabric are really beautiful, noble and very big-name. Plain crepe satin is suitable for dresses, scarves, shirts, etc.

Stretch crepe satin

The main types of silk fabrics

Similar to plain crepe satin is stretch satin. Compared with plain crepe satin, it has certain elasticity, is not easy to wrinkle, and is easy to take care of, which makes up for the shortcomings of pure silk. Suitable for making scarf, cheongsam, etc. Stretch crepe satin: the composition is 90%-95% mulberry silk, 5%-10% spandex, it is an interwoven fabric.

It is characterized by good elasticity, comfort, relatively small shrinkage, and unique style. This is not 100% real silk, and other ingredients are added. The fabric is elastic and drape is quite good. It depends on how much the silk component accounts for. The larger the proportion of silk, the more silky it feels and the more beautiful the luster.

Crepe de chine

The main types of silk fabrics

Double crepe: It is a silk satin made from mulberry silk. Its characteristic is that the silk surface presents two-way fine wrinkles, so it is called crepe. It is an important variety in the production and export of China's silk and satin, accounting for 15% and more than 10% of the total production and export of real silk.

Due to its many characteristics, good quality, wide range of uses, double crepe de chine is very popular and continues to sell well. Suitable for making shirts, skirts, etc.


The main types of silk fabrics

Georgette (Yarn): Georgette is also called Qiaoqisha and Georgette Crepe, whose name comes from French (georgette). It is very similar to the chiffon pattern, I mean chemical fiber chiffon. The difference between silk chiffon and Georgette can be distinguished at a glance. Georgi is light, thin and easy to see through, feels soft and elastic, has good air permeability and drape, silk surface particles are slightly convex, and the structure has loose pores.