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A Brief Story on Silk Fabric
By :   Michele Carelse Stephen 
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Among all fabrics available silk fabric is the most expensive and rich. It is considered in all countries irrespective of the culture and dressing sense. Silk may vary from countries to countries, name can be changed but the main material of the fabric that is silk is unchanged and maintains the elegance throughout ages and styles. There are many other types of fabrics like Cotton, Crepe, Georgette, Faux, Art silk, Viscose, Soft Crush, Satin, Chiffon fabric, stretch fabric, Tissue, Brasso ,organza& Jacquard types. Apart from cotton and Silk all others are man made fabrics.


Here are some talks on silk fabric. Silk fabric can be used as a clothing fabric or an upholstery fabric. Silk is simply unmatched when its sensuous touch and softness counted. When you will decorate your home, choose the curtains you will like to have silk fabric as your curtain maker. Silk fabric has the natural luster and softness. This natural fabric is also one of the most durable fabrics that are made from silk fibers. Associated with luxury and style, silk fabric has its own style statement. Not only in past but today also silk is the symbol of richness, wealth and success. The durability of silk is proved and tested. Among all natural fabrics used for clothing silk fabric is strongest. The test is simple. At first take a steel filament of a diameter and take a silk fabric of same diameter. You will experience the steel filament getting destroyed earlier than the silk fabric. The other advantages of buying silk fabric is it is lustrous in look and gives all clothes either it is a wedding dress or an evening gown or a party dress. You can choose silk fabric as bridal fabric. You can make beautiful embroidery on the fabric or wear it simple without any embroidery work. Silk fabric is also comfortable and airy as its moisture absorbing capacity is great which makes it cool in summers and warm in winters.


Silk fabric is actually protein fabric and its high lustrous quality and softness is because of protein. Silk fabric is such a fabric which is made from threads and it is spun by the silk caterpillars. To produce silk fibers, silk worms are cultivated in large numbers. Silk caterpillars live on some specific tress and eat their leaves to live. These tresses are cultivated in order to cultivate these worms. Before hatching of silk worm into moth the cocoons are soaked in hot water to produce filaments. These filaments are then spun to form silk fibers which are processed to silk fabric.


You can find number of silk in market like chiffon fabric, china silk, cotton silk, organza; crape silk, satin silk etc but they are all chemically made. There are mainly four types of natural silk fabrics. These are mulberry silk, taser silk, muga silk and eri silk. Among these mulberry silk is the most popular and expensive one. It is produced by Bombyx mori that completely feeds on the leaves of mulberry plant.


Like Silk Fabric or Chiffon Fabric, Bridal Fabric is also needed by people. The best place to shop for these materials is Redtex. Inc.


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Published On Saturday, March 20, 2010
 
 
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