Fabric Information - Silks

Silk: Silk Silk Silk I do love silk in all its forms. Besides its luxurious softness and lustrous beauty, there are various other benefits of silk. The advantages of silk have rightly earned silk its reputation as the queen of fabrics. Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. 

An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously. Silk garments thus outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter. 

Silk is highly absorbent: it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp. Silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe. 

In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is relatively robust. Its smooth surface resists soil and odors well. Silk is wrinkle and tear resistant, and dries quickly. It is believed that the amino acids of silk are the same that are found in the human skin and hair. This may cause the skin to be healthier and to delay the appearance of wrinkles. 

In addition, it may cause hair to be healthier as well due to its constant exposure to important nutrients. Other conditions silk may be able to prevent are arthritis and vascular sclerosis. Silk is naturally flame retardant. 

 

Posted by Gina Ritchie
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