10 facts about satin: definition, advantages, disadvantages

Satin, a delicate, fluid, elegant and comfortable textile, is essential in dressing rooms. Manufacturing, advantages, disadvantages, here is everything you need to know about this fabric.

  10 facts about satin: definition, advantages, disadvantages

Clothing, stoles, decorative fabrics, household linen ... satin is everywhere ! This material is defined by a set of textiles created through a type of weaving precise. Often compared to silk , the satin is not not natural and is not qualified as raw material. Conversely, silk is 100% natural and is made from mulberry leaves. Moreover, silk satin is a fairly common fabric.

What is satin?

Satin is not a material , but a technique of weaving , which is believed to have originated more than 2000 years in China . A know-how that was later taken up in Europe. Due to its careful manufacture, this fabric is expensive . As satin is not a natural material, there are several types made from different yarn of natural materials or synthetic , like cotton , of the silk or of polyester . Among the many kinds of satin, we find:

  • The cotton satin : it is made from cotton yarn. In general, this version is used to design laundry of house , like the sheets . Besides, the cotton satin is not slippery and therefore pleasant touch.
  • Silk satin: more prestigious than cotton sateen, silk satin is made from son of silk . This natural raw material therefore makes this version of satin more delicate , prestigious and luxurious . More fragile, it requires precise maintenance.
  • Polyester satin : to create satin polyester , it is therefore synthetic fibers that are used. This version offers a more satin fabric accessible in term of cost . The advantage with this fabric is that the fibre polyester is holding warm ; it can therefore be used for sheets or laundry of house .
  • Duchess satin: he has the reputation to be more heavy and thick . To create duchess satin, synthetic threads and natural silk threads are used. What to make a fabric prestigious and delicate .

How is satin made?

Satin comes from a weave that interlaces the threads of a weft lengthwise and crosswise. The small space between the threads gives the textile a smooth surface, shiny , silky and lustrous . It is this technique of weaving complex which results in a refined, elegant and soft fabric.

Which satin garments are most common?

Whether on clothes of ready to wear or of high fashion , the satin is a material often used for to make of the robes , of the blouses or skirts. This fabric is also easily declined in several colors , such as black, white, red, beige, pink, etc. Satin is also used for laundry of house , such as sheets and pillowcases. Moreover, for several years, the pillowcases in silk or cotton satin are on the rise. The reason ? For the on the other hand satin. As surprising as it may seem, satin, like silk, preserves hydration of the skin . Thanks to its smooth surface, friction or marks on the face are less present and the appearance of fine lines is therefore limited. Another advantage is that it makes the hair shiny and the skin luminous.

What are the benefits of satin?

Among the advantages recognized by satin, we note its texture . Indeed, this fabric is silky, shiny, soft and pleasant touch. Ultra polyvalent , this fabric can be found on a dress as well as on a bed. Note, for silk satin, that this fabric is hypoallergenic , thanks in particular to the 100% natural silk threads that compose it.

What are the disadvantages of satin?

Satin has some disadvantages, especially regarding his interview . Fabric delicate , it is recommended to wash it cold using products natural . In addition, drying in the open air is recommended. In other words, we forget the machine to wash which can damage the fiber. In addition, generally, satin is known to make sweat when the outside temperature exceeds 25°C. We therefore avoid activities that make you hot when wearing satin. However, the lighter cotton sateen is a good alternative in order to avoid the transpiration .

Source journaldesfemmes.fr