Silk FAQs

Silk FAQs

What is silk?
Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The yarns produced from the process of sericulture are used to weave a variety of textiles. The fabric has a shimmering appearance, though has interrupting patterns of weave due to its natural fiber.

What are the qualities of Silk?    
Silk lets your skin breath, hypo allergic, antibacterial, antifungal and good in any climate.    

How to differentiate between fake and original silk?    
Natural silk comes from silk worms, while artificial silk is a synthetic material. Natural silk has a beautiful sheen to it. Real silk is made by cultivating silk worms that feed on mulberry leaves, artificial silk is made from cellulose fiber and mixture of materials like rayon. The impact which printing of pattern has on the fabric is a key difference between the two.

What is chanderi silk?
Chanderi is a traditional ethnic fabric characterized by its lightweight, sheer texture and fine luxurious feel. The fabric borrowed its name from the small town Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh where traditional weavers practice the art of producing textured sarees in cotton and silk decorated with fine zari work.

What are silk cotton fabrics?
Silk/cotton fabric is a blend of both fibers, combining positive characteristics of each into a single textile. A lightweight, silky and comfortable weave, silk cotton fabric has a soft hand-feel and a sturdy, silken drape, along with a versatility that makes it suitable for an extended variety of wrap uses.

What is raw silk?
Raw silk is typically a short fiber silk recycled from spinning silk. In the production of mulberry silk only a certain middle section of the cocoon can be unreeled for spinning silk. The waste silk is the raw silk and it has a smooth feel with some bumps and a low luster.

What is block print?
Block print is method used to print text, images, or patterns through wooden carved.

What is the process of digital printing?
Digital textile printing is a process of transferring a design onto fabric using a large-format inkjet printer.

How do I take care for silk fabrics?
•    Dry clean
•    Hand wash with cold water in mild detergent.
•    Do not bleach.