A wonderful new material - Silk Cotton

BY Frances Carroll (Analyst)   /   2nd May, 2016

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The use of more flexible and fashionable material is making clothing a pleasure to wear and to maintain. This new fabric is ideal for shirts, suits, skirts, blazers and is now appearing in up-market uniforms.


Cotton fabric is soft and comfortable. As it is all-natural and hypoallergenic, so it won't irritate sensitive skin, cause allergies or produce static electricity.

Cotton is also strong, durable and resists abrasion, so its ease of maintenance is a clear benefit.


Silk is an extremely soft, luxurious fabric that is at once both versatile & durable. Fashioned from natural proteins, silk is inherently strong, (surprisingly, it easily competes with steel yarn in tensile strength). It possesses some of the most coveted traits of today‚??s modern fabrics, e.g. because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics.

It is also highly absorbent and dries quickly (it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp).

The advantages of silk cotton fabric.

This new fabric has all of the advantages of silk and cotton (such as those listed above), as it combines both silk and cotton into the one material.

In particular, silk cotton is one of the most comfortable materials to wear as it is highly breathable and allows air circulation that discourages fungi from growing in dark, moist environments. Silk cotton is ideal for summer as it is able to draw heat away from your skin Synthetic fabrics don‚??t offer such ventilation, and constrictive garments in man-made materials can encourage yeast to flourish. Silk cotton garments outperform other fabrics in both summer and winter and is one of the most fashionable materials on the market today.

Furthermore, silk cotton material has a natural lustre from its smooth threads, giving a beautiful appearance and enhances the ‚??fit‚?Ě of clothing with its in-built elasticity. It can stretch up to 20% without breaking, making it a very flexible material.

Silk cotton is also one of the easiest materials to care for and will retain its beauty for years. It is a highly durable fabric that also enables low clothing maintenance costs.

Testimonial for silk cotton fabric :Great Fabric for structured garments

Recommended Product ‚?? NY Fashion Centre

‚??This fabric is perfect for tailored garments, such as fitted dress shirts. It has a little sheen and a soft feel.

Pros: Great body

Cons: None‚?Ě

(Frances Carroll ‚?? Analyst)

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