Silk has a reputation of being the most luxurious of all natural fibers. Hand-loomed from a silkworm’s cocoon, Thai silk is the least allergenic of all natural fibers. Several strands of thread are used to weave the fabric, which can be two-ply, four-ply, or
Silk must be dry cleaned or hand-washed. Never wash in a machine. If you choose to hand-wash, use the mildest soap in lukewarm water. Wool lite or an equivalent is recommended. Only a small amount of soap is needed. Do not soak. Once washing is complete, rinse the silk in water with a tablespoon of white vinegar, then rinse again in cool—not cold—water.
Always hang silk in the shade to dry. Never leave silk crumpled or creased while wet. Iron carefully, on the underside, while the silk is still damp. With good caring, Thai silk will last a long time.
Thai Silk has a pure, natural sheen, and luster. Lower grade silk is a pale white in color, attributed to bleaching and chemicals in production. It lacks natural quality.
Touch Thai Silk and you will feel a soft, smooth material with excellent elongation (elastic recovery). An inferior silk feels course and uneven, due to fragments of damaged cocoons and waste filaments.
You can smell inferior silk! It has a foul, oily smell.
Grade a Thai Silks have excellent flexibility and superior elastic recovery.