How many types of silk exist?
Firstly, there are several different kinds of silk such as mulberry (90% silk) and wild silk. These names tell you which maggots the silk comes from. Secondly, there are many different types of silk fabrics. The most common ones are charmeuse, habotai, silk crepe, crepe de Chine, chiffon, dupion, and organza, just to name a few. These names speak of how silk threads are woven, and each fabric has a different drapery and appearance.
How to take care of silk?
Since this antibacterial material naturally breaks off mites, dust, and other particles, it doesn’t need to be washed as often as other materials. It is often sufficient to allow the garment to stand for a few hours. For a fresh scent, we recommend spraying linen cloth with eco-friendly water after weathering.
Properties of silk
Some of the general properties of silk are:
- It warms and cools as needed.
- The material is very breathable, which makes it a good fabric for, for instance, face masks.
- Another quality that makes silk a good choice for face masks is that it is hydrophobic, which means that droplets won’t easily penetrate the fabric.
- It is made up of protein, just like our own hair and nails, and is therefore very gentle on the skin.
- Because silk does not react with your body’s enzymes, it is a tissue that is expensive in the medical world to support healing processes, such as an operation.