IDENTIFY PURE SILK
All that shines is not silk'! what is commonly sold as ' art silk ' is not natural silk or pure silk. Pure silk is natural and eco-friendly, which emantes from the silk worm.
The scientific work for invention of cheap mitation of Natural silk may be in progress, but in the market place there are numerous other textile materials sold in the name of silk i.e. Art silk, Artificial silk and other glamorous names.
A layman's test for identifying pure silk is the 'Burning Test' which can be carried out at any place and at any time.
Hundres percent silk means both the warp and weft should be made from pure silk yarns.
To carry out the simple test, take out a small piece of thread from both directions and burn it.
Pure silk will give the smell of burning hair and will leave a black residue, which can be easily crushed to powder by the finger.