5 responses

  1. Anna
    February 12, 2010

    These two things can’t really be compared. Silk is a type of fiber, and satin is a weaving method. Therefore generalizations like “Silk is natural, and satin is articifial” don’t really make sense since as the article points out, satin can itself be made from silk. What is it then?


  2. Judith
    July 31, 2012

    This is a topic that can be very confusing. Satin is a weave, as Anna states, and silk is a fiber. The textile community doesn’t use the term “artificial” when discussing fibers or fabric. There are man made fibers and manufactured fibers. Satin can come in many fibers including wool as in a fabric we carry, Wool Satin Gabardine.


  3. Ron
    December 6, 2015

    Yup, satin is a weave.
    Silk is one of the fibres that can be used to make fabric using one of the types of weaves.

    So you can have rayon satin, silk satin, nylon satin, polysatin fabrics, etc.

    Other popular weaves are twill & plain.


  4. Maria Beltran
    December 13, 2018

    Which is better for pillow cases silk or satin?


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