How To Decipher Between Real Silk and Fake Silk

How To Decipher Between Real Silk & Fake Silk
  • Remove a small portion of silk fibers and hold it with bamboo chopsticks (to prevent burns). Then place it beneath a fire (in a safe environment without combustibles to prevent fire). If the material burns up readily, it is chemically processed and not real silk, otherwise it is real silk. After burning, if the smoke smells like plastic, it is not real silk. The real silk has burning silk smells.

  • Fake silk fibers are short and will measure around one to two inches whereas real silk fibers are long and over one feet.