Silk is a very valuable natural protein fiber that we get from nature and used in the textile industry. The proteins are one of the natural polymers and biodegradable and they have reactive functional groups. Silk fibers are soft, long, and thin. They are known for their luster, absorbency, strength, and wrinkle resistance. However, there are some downfalls of natural silk. It is weakened by sweat, bleach, body oils, perfumes, and sunlight. It is sometimes mixed with other fabrics to make our blended silk.
Silk and blended silk are very similar in strength, texture, and appearance. Blended silk is seen as a cheaper alternative that is more durable due to its mixed fabric. The blended fabric increases antimicrobial properties with UV protection. Mixed silk sarees can be used as a great alternative. For those people who want silk’s appearance and feel, but want something stronger and more durable.