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5 ways to identify a real silk scarf

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5 ways to identify a real silk scarf

It's simpler than you may think to mistake a fake "silk" scarf for a genuine silk one. These silk fakes closely resemble their better quality counterparts since they are typically produced from polyester, rayon, or silk combined with either fabric. Why is this important? Although synthetic silk may be less expensive, it is more prone to tearing and fading over time. On the other hand, 100% silk made in the best Chinese factories is robust and made to last, and over time, it actually gets more beautiful.

Discover these warning signals to avoid being duped by tourist trap shops and shady websites:


The first sense we employ to examine silk since it is the most fundamental one. Squeeze together a few layers of silk by grabbing them. The first thing you should notice is a distinct crunching sound, as if you were treading on just fallen snow. Next, place some silk on your hand and massage it with your fingertips. While synthetic silk keeps cool, real silk will warm up.

2.Lustrum and Smoothness:

Silk is renowned for its gleaming shine and always feels far smoother than synthetic fabric. If you're holding a piece of actual silk, the color should also somewhat alter based on the position you're holding it in. No of the perspective, artificial cloth typically has a white gloss.

Run your hand across the surface to check for smoothness. The fabric should have a smooth texture and a flowing drape. When you try to drape or tie artificial silk around your neck or shoulders, it won't be as smooth and will be stiffer.

3.Wedding band Test:

Another simple tactile test you can do in any store is to remove your wedding band or any other ring and draw the silk through the narrow opening. Artificial silk will only twist up and be challenging to pull all the way through, but a lower-ply real silk scarf will go through without any trouble.

4.The Flame Test:

The flame test provides some of the most conclusive results, but you should proceed cautiously when doing it at home. You should either stand outside or next to a sink that has easy access to water to perform this test. Take one test thread out of the clothing and grasp it with a pair of pliers to protect your hands. You should take precautions to safeguard both yourself and your clothing since silk may burn up entirely in less than a second.

Use a candle or lighter to ignite the thread or fiber. Genuine silk burns only when it comes in contact with the flame source and extinguishes as soon as the flame source is withdrawn. The ash residue from a burning silk fiber should be crunchy and loose, and it will also smell like burned hair.

Synthetic threads, on the other hand, burn as they melt and smell like burnt plastic or paper as they do so since they are combustible (unlike silk). They will also go on burning after the candle or lighter has been turned out with a smokey, spitting flame. Whether or not the scarf fiber is all synthetic or blended with a natural fiber like cotton or polyester, the residue will resemble a molten ball of plastic instead of sooty, crumbly ash.

5.Chemical Test:

A chemical test is conducted if you want to be absolutely certain and needs the most work. You'll need 16 grams of CuSO4 (copper sulfate), 150 milliliters of water, 8 to 10 grams of glycerin, and 1 tablespoon of caustic soda once you've bought and are at home with the test piece. Combine the ingredients, then dip a very little sample—for example, a tiny thread—into the mixture. While synthetic silk won't disintegrate at all, real silk will in a matter of minutes. To avoid ruining your lovely actual silk, make careful to dissolve just a little portion of it.

Beyond using the advice we've provided to evaluate a real silk scarf, the best course of action is to buy silk from a reliable merchant who is recognized for selling genuine silk products. Finding a vendor that offers only Chinese silk will enable you to get a high-quality, stylish item of clothing that is simple to maintain and won't fade over time. In actuality, washing silk merely requires hand washing or a mild cold cycle, followed by line drying.

Our silk scarves from Easy Way Fashion pass the test. Today, go through our variety of products made from real silk, or contact or email us with any questions you have regarding silk or our business.

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