Now you can identify real silk quickly

How can we identify if silk is real or fake? We're here to spill the secrets. 

There appears to be an increasing number of silk fabrics on the market but when customers wish to buy 100 percent natural silk for their homes or garments, they struggle to make a decision when it comes to purchasing pure silk. There are a variety of methods for determining if a fabric is a genuine silk or a synthetic man-made fabric that looks like silk. 

Silk is a gorgeous and one-of-a-kind fabric made from cocoons produced by silkworms. Real silk life is here to guide you on how to tell if your silk is genuine or just silk in disguise!  

Silk is a natural fiber, generally refers to as silk, including mulberry silk, tussah silk, etc., the main component is protein. Ice silk, tencel and imitation silk are all new chemical fibers (chemical fibers) Today, due to advanced technology, it is difficult for ordinary people to distinguish real silk from fake silk of appearance and touch.

So the most direct way is divided into two

1. Before purchasing:

View the tag: woven label composition list, The official term for the silk component of apparel is: xx% mulberry silk. Those who write xx% silk are basically fake, also pay attention to whether there are manufacturers.

Look at the Price: Silk is expensive to make, so it’s expensive to buy. Creating silk fabric is labor-intensive and takes time. Much more time than a comparable synthetic, due to the lifecycle of the worms used to create it.

There’s no getting around this fact. So when you’re shopping for silk lingerie, if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

A good rule of thumb: If a piece of lingerie costs less than $50 or so at full price, it’s probably not real silk.

2. After purchase:

The most direct method is the burning method and the 84 disinfectant dissolving method

The first burning method

Cut a small sample or cut a small piece on the inside of the cover

Burn it with a lighter. Silk is an animal protein fiber. Silk is flame retardant and will not have an open flame.

After burning, twist it with your hands, it will be in powder form, without caking

The second 84 disinfectant dissolving method

Cut a small piece of the product and put it in 84 disinfectant solution, it will completely dissolve and disappear after a while. True, but it cannot distinguish silk and wool blended fabrics.

3. When In Doubt…

After you’ve handled enough real silk garments, you’ll get a feel for the fabric. Literally.

Experienced lingerie addicts can tell if a fabric is silk, simply by the way the light hits it, or the way it feels in your hand. Colored synthetic fabrics flash more of a shiny “white” under bright lights, instead of a shimmery tonal color. And silk has a toothy, rich texture between your fingers, rather than a slippery, squeaky texture.

However, that can be difficult to discern when you’re first starting out. (Even high-end synthetics trip me up sometimes, too!) So until you’re at that point, this is how you can tell. If there isn’t a percentage of silk listed on the garment or its product page, it’s not silk.