The classification of silk has never been uniform in the entire silk industry. However, the silk culture has been passed down for thousands of years, and people have become accustomed to distinguishing it in their own way. Types of silk. Of course, the silk classification we are referring to here is limited to pure silk, and artificial fiber silk is not included. People who have been in the industry for a long time like to use the following methods to distinguish silk, such as usage, processing methods, surface dyeing, etc. But it is always complicated and difficult to understand, and it is not common in life. So today we will just make a quick and simple distinction between the types of silk that are common in life, and understand them based on the different weaving methods and different characteristics of silk.
The silk we usually wear and wear is actually divided into four categories: satin, crepe (zhòu), Yarn, spinning.
Silk satin – noble, elegant and dazzling
Among the silk satins, the main ones are There are two types: Silk plain crepe satin and Silk stretch satin. Silk crepe satin is a relatively classic silk fabric with the most applications. It is often used to make pajamas, shirts, pants, square towels, bedding, etc. Silk stretch satin is based on silk crepe satin, which gives the fabric elasticity and makes the fabric stronger. It is often used as cheongsam, shirts, trousers, etc.
Silk plain crepe satin
Silk stretch satin
Silk stretch satin clothing
Satin fabric has a tight weave and a delicate and soft feel. There are front and back sides, the front is smooth and delicate, with natural luster, and the fabric looks noble and elegant. The reverse side is a matte, crepe surface with a linear texture.
Silk crepe – natural, elegant, low-key and subtle
Among the crepe fabrics, silk crepe de chine It is the most important fabric and also the most widely used fabric in women’s clothing in recent years. Mainly used in many women’s silk clothing such as dresses, shirts, skirts, T-shirts, etc. In addition to silk crepe de chine, crepe fabrics also include silk stretch crepe, silk stretch double bridge, etc.
Silk crepe de chine
Silk crepe de chine clothing
Silk crepe fabric is comfortable and breathable, light in texture, soft to the touch, and has good drape. Silk wrinkles have no front or back, they are all matte fabrics, with natural color, low-key and restrained.
Silk stretch crepe de chine
Silk stretch crepe de chine also follows the low-key temperament of silk crepe de chine. It has a natural luster, is neither ostentatious nor too low-key, and the fabric surface is smooth. The texture is clear and easy to see.
Silk elastic double bridge
Silk yarn – light, elegant and hazy beauty
Silk yarn contains There are two types of georgette and organza. Silk georgette and chiffon are both woven from cooked silk and have a soft feel. They are mainly used to make silk scarves, long skirts, dresses and other elegant and light clothing. Organza is woven from raw silk and has a stiff and stylish texture. It is the main fabric for making wedding dresses.
Silk Georgette Clothing
Silk spinning – dull, soft and versatile
Silk spinning mainly refers to silk electric spinning. Electrically spun silk is the most widely used type of silk fabric. In terms of clothing, it can be used as the lining of various types of clothing, and can also be used as outer clothing. In terms of decoration, you can make curtains, silk wallpaper, silk hand-painting, silk screens, etc.
Power-spun has a tight texture, no front and back, soft luster and dull color, soft and friendly feel, and good light-shielding properties.
Silk printed electric spinning clothing