What Is The Difference Between Silk and Satin?

Silk is a natural fibre, woven into a fabric. Satin is a finish which can be applied to any fabric. The difference in quality and experience can be significant.

What is Silk?

Silk is the thread produced by the spinning glands of the silkworm. It is the finest and strongest natural fibre in the world affording a number of benefits. It is a smooth and breathable fibre with a luxurious finish and naturally hypoallergenic too.

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What is Satin?

Satin is a finish of a weave and not a natural fibre like silk. Traditionally satin will have both a glossy side and a dull side. It is made using combinations of other fabrics like nylon, rayon, polyester, and even silk. Most commonly a satin finish is used to make cheap man-made fibres look and feel more luxurious.

Man made Vs. Natural.

Satin finish is normally applied to fabrics such as polyester, nylon and rayon which are man-made. These man-made fabrics are non-breathable and will suck out any moisture that it comes into contact with. Silk is an organic natural fibre made from the silkworm, is one of the strongest fibres and is biodegradable therefore kinder to the environment.


Although silk is more expensive to produce, it is also longer lasting, stronger and durable, providing a far better cost-per-wear than man-made alternatives.

Second skin feel

Silk is a protein fibre, meaning it is chemically similar to human skin. Light and breathable, helping to regulate your body temperature at night, leading to a better night's sleep.

Which is best?

Silk is far superior to satin when it comes to the qualities and benefits provided. This is why all of our products are made from 100% silk. A hypoallergenic, natural, strong, smooth, luxurious fibre, that is moisture wicking, breathable, and offers superior results.

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