When the world is chasing behind green planet and green revolution we should also approach green concept in our attire and be organic in life style. If we creed to be green in attire, we may have no choice other than wearing silk every time. However, the idea may sound interesting and attractive [because silk made dresses are simple astounding] but it is not feasible because silk fabric is too sensitive for regular use.
However delicacy of silk fabric does not make vulnerable because silk fabric is one of the strongest natural fibers and keeps body cool in summer and naturally warm in wintry seasons. The summer textures of silk fabric are different than winter worn silk fabrics. There are different hybrid qualities of silk fabrics, and some of the popular varieties of silk fabrics are brocade, crepe, faille, Georgette, Organza, and chiffon fabric.
Whereas for everyday use attires silk is not a durable option, for party and celebrations, there is nothing parallel to silk. Wedding gowns made of silk, scarves, kurta, silk made sarees, suits and evening wears for men are popular all over the world for expensive elegant look and gorgeous but sublime appeal of its magical presence.
Silk is not used in attire only. Rich and affluent elegant people all over globe uses silk made upholstery for their house and it adds gorgeous and expensive look to the house interiors. However silk made upholstery are quite expensive to maintain therefore it is not advisable to use silk made upholstery where it may face regular abrasion and harsh climate like direct sunlight or over humid air. Silk made bed sheets, pillow cases, and throws are excellent for use although these silk items demand delicate care.
In home furnishing silk is used in making rugs, wall hangings, wall coverings, window treatments etc. These silk made furnishing items are quite expensive and tough to maintain but these items carry richness in their projected appeal which is quite irresistible.
Although conventionally silk fabrics are widely used in attire and home furnishings, nowadays, thanks to advancement of technology, a special kind of medicated silk has been developed which is extremely good for treatment of wounds, cuts, bedsores, and burn injuries because these special type of medicated silk fabrics are antibacterial and help in keeping wounds safe and un-affected.
Silk fabric is widely used in making bridal dress and this is the reason often silk is called bridal fabric.
Hypo-allergic silk is processed by reaction with water, steam, and heat but without use of chemicals. As dust mites do not prefer to stay in silk, silk resists dirt and bad odor, and silk is not a congenial place for fungus and molds to grow, this fabric is recommended for people with allergic problems.
Common varieties of silk available in market are chiffon, china silk, mulberry silk, muga silk, and tussar silk etc. Except muga, mulberry, and tussar silk all silk varieties are chemically processed and man-made varieties and hence less expensive, which are also greatly used in making less expensive silk items.