What Is The Difference Between Silk And Satin? - FEELITS

What Is The Difference Between Silk And Satin?

Silk and satin - often get confused with each other, they look similar and are soft, smooth types of fabric, but what's the difference between the two? Despite their similar appearance, the biggest difference is that satin is a synthetic weave rather than a natural fiber, while silk is a natural fiber fabric.


Silk is a natural fiber, derived from the cocoons of silkworms. A cocoon produces a high level of raw silk thread. The method is completely natural and is a specialized process dating back to 6000 BC from China.

As an organic product, silk has a lot of the same benefits other organic fibers carry with them — for example, silk is very breathable, moisture-absorbent, and antibacterial. Additionally, silk has intrinsic properties that give it its characteristic look and feel. Silk tends to be very smooth and shiny, and simultaneously strong and elastic, it’s also great for those who have sensitive skin because of its organic non-irritating natural state.

Additionally, silk is often considered more sustainable than most fabrics, because it’s made of natural fibers.

At FEELITS, born with the highest principle of "Royal Mulberry Silk", we hope to bring the best silk products to every lady and gentleman in the world. For more details about our material, please click here.


Satin isn’t a material but rather a specific weaving technique wherein threads of a fabric are woven very closely together. Satin can be made from natural or synthetic fibers. The type of fabric used will reflect the quality and price. Satin is cheaper than its natural counterpart.

The thickness of the fabric will vary depending on the fiber content and degree of yarn twist, and thickness. The way in which the fabrics are woven gives the signature glossy finish. You will often notice that satin has one shiny side and a dull side, which is a result of the waving process.

The most significant downsides of using satin are that it isn’t a very durable material and tends to snag and pile, creating ripples in the fabric. Additionally, most satin fabrics tend to be made from polyester or nylon, which results in materials that aren’t very breathable.


Silk is a 100% natural fabric Satin is a weave (synthetic)
Silk is shiny on both sides Satin has a glossy surface and a dull back
Silk is a very strong fabric Satin is less strong
Silk is more expensive Satin is cheaper
Silk is skin-friendly, hypoallergenic, breathable and sustainable


Feelit's 100% Mulberry Silk is the best silk you can buy for textile purposes.100% means that our fabric only consists of Mulberry silk. This is important because some companies will blend mulberry silk with other cheaper silks to make a cheaper product. To explore FEELITS royal silk land, click here.

Superior quality silk materials unite with the expert craftsman's tools to create unmistakably stylish silk pieces, generated by meticulous actions and extraordinary manual skills.

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