The difference between satin and silk Nightwear
Silk is a natural protein fibre. It is harvested from cocoons created by certain insect larvae. Silk has a smooth, soft texture. Satin is not a fiber. It is a fabric weave.
Silk is a natural protein fibre. It is harvested from cocoons created by certain insect larvae. The most popular silk comes from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori. Currently, the world’s biggest produces of silk is China and India. China is thought to be have originally harvested and weaved silk.
Silk has a smooth, soft texture. Silk is considered to be one of the strongest natural fibers. However, it loses up to 20% of its strength when wet. This is why silk cloth can only be dry-cleaned. Silk is not elastic, and will look stretched if it is elongated. It will also be dulled and weakened if it is exposed to too much sunlight. Silk is also a poor conductor of electricity, hence it will not create static. Hence, silk is known to drape well.
Silk is often used for clothing such as shirts, ties, blouses, formal dresses, high fashion clothes, silk lingerie, silk pyjamas, silk robes, silk dress suits and Eastern folk costumes. It is also commonly used for many furnishing applications such as upholstery, wall coverings, window treatments, rugs, and wall hangings. It is also quite popular as silk bedding and silk bed sheets.
A major difference between silk and satin is how they are made. Silk is an all-natural fabric named for the silkworms that produce the fibers used to weave it. Satin, on the other hand, is made by man from nylon and polyester being woven together. If you prefer natural products, then a silk nightgown is the better option.
The cost of a silk nightgown or satin nightgown may also vary depending on where you buy your gown. Typically, since silk is much more difficult to make, silk nightwear will more expensive than satin ones.