Silk - How to know if it's real or fake silk?

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Silk - How to know if it's real or fake silk?

  1. 1. <ul><li>How to tell if silk is real or fake? </li></ul><ul><li>Very difficult to tell real silk from artificial silk. </li></ul><ul><li>The older real silk gets, the more beautiful it gets – but the older fake silk gets, the more it fades. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Touch Test </li></ul><ul><li>it should sound like walking on fresh snow when you rub it </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Burn Test </li></ul><ul><li>it should smell like burned hair (fake smells like burned paper) </li></ul><ul><li>the ashes should be black and crispy (fake is soft and like charcoal) </li></ul>
  4. 4. TIP: CALIBRATE ON REAL SILK You should get one piece of 100% real silk in a shop. This way you can get to know the real material and it will be easier to tell when you want to buy silk elsewhere.
  5. 5. <ul><li>CHEMICAL TEST </li></ul><ul><li>16 gram of CuSO4 (copper sulfate) </li></ul><ul><li>150 ml water. </li></ul><ul><li>8-10 g glycerine and NaOH </li></ul><ul><li>put a small sample of the silk inside. </li></ul><ul><li>real silk dissolves, fake silk remains </li></ul>
  6. 6. FOR MORE DETAILS GO TO: http://silkstores.inbangkok.org/

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