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What are the differences between silk and satin?
- Silk is a natural fibre and satin is a weave
- Satin can be created using used silk or other materials
- Satin has a glossy surface with a dull back whereas silk has a more shimmery look
- Silk is much more expensive to produce than satin because satin can be created using synthetic fibres, such as polyester
- Silk is a stronger fabric than satin
- Satin does not absorb water so can be uncomfortable to wear during warm weather, whereas silk is a natural body temperature regulator and can be worn in all season
- Satin is not hypoallergenic; silk is naturally hypoallergenic
- Although satin may look silky and smooth, it won't be as soft to the touch as silk
- Satin is cheap; Silk is luxury
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