Silk Fabric is King – Top 5 Reasons Why Silk Trumps Other Fabrics
A multitude of exquisite fabrics exist in the world. Wool is warm, cotton is soft, and spandex is fun. However, silk fabric is all these ideal characteristics wrapped into one, luxurious cloth. Pitfalls you run into with many types of fabric include dry-clean only limitations, stiff or clingy textures, odor-trapping fibers, or non-breathable clothes.
With silk, we at Grace Scarves guarantee you won’t run into any those issues, but we’re a little biased. We’ll let general knowledge about silk speak for itself with these top five reasons why silk fabric is preferable:
- Hypoallergenic – If you’ve run into allergy issues with other fabrics, it’s unlikely you will with silk. Due to its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. 100% silk fabric is also free of potentially irritating added chemicals and contains all natural substances that actually help to ward off various environmental allergens, such as dust mites, mold, and fungus.
- Soothing for the Skin – Similar to being hypoallergenic, silk has been known to help your skin, especially your face, stay fresher and younger looking. Aside from combating any unknown allergens, tightly-woven smooth silk fibers keep moisture close to the skin, thus keeping your skin better hydrated and looking smoother and plumper, according to this medically-reviewed article. If you choose to sleep with a silk pillowcase, the soothing fabric may help reduce skin irritations like rosacea and can reduce signs of aging.
- Magical, All-Climate Fabric – You’d be hard-pressed to find anything more convenient or comfortable than fabric you can enjoy during all seasons. And silk is the leading fabric boasting this capability. Warm and cozy in winter and cool when it’s warm outside, silk clothing, scarves, and sleepwear naturally adapt to temperature changes. Outperforming other fabrics in temperature regulation, silk is highly absorbent and dries quickly, never hanging on to sweat. It absorbs up to 30% of its weight in moisture, including perspiration to let your skin breathe. You can use silk as a second layer during colder months without the excess bulk.
- Sleep Tight – Possibly a combination of the three aforementioned benefits, you will by default sleep better if your skin is healthier and more hydrated. Plus, the bedding you sleep on or the pajamas you sleep in affect how well you sleep. Sheets or pajama fabric that irritate your skin, bunch up, or don’t move well with your sleeping body will certainly interfere with a good night’s rest. Silk, with all its smoothness and moisture-wicking properties, will wrap you in the softest of airy cocoons for the best sleep possible.
- Robust and Easy to Clean – Don’t let the gossamer-like appearance of silk fabric fool you. Silk is fairly strong, and resists fading over time. Its smooth surface easily deflects soil and odors, making it a top choice for a variety of garments from pajamas to socks. Silk abrasion resistance, or its resistance to snagging, is moderate, but silk remains the strongest natural fiber, competing with steel yarn in tensile strength. Silk is also quite easy to clean, requiring just a simple hand wash in cold water with mild soap. Press the water out of the fabric by rolling it in a towel. Do not twist or wring silk. Finish the process by hanging the wet garment and allowing it to air dry completely.
Of all the fine fabrics available in the world, silk is the most versatile, health-supporting, and luxurious. Check out our silk fabric products in our on-line catalog for premium quality silk that will last for years.