How to distinguish between natural and artificial silk?

Demand for silk is great, so it’s not difficult to meet crooks with silk fakes. There are three ways to recognize a fake:
  • pull out a few silk threads and set them on fire. If the silk does not burn and the smell of burnt hair appears, then this is a natural product.
  • real silk has thermal properties, so if you attach it to your face, the temperature of the fabric and face will be the same. Real silk is pleasant to the touch and does not cause discomfort.
  • the silk is soft and elastic, so even if you crumple it in your hand, the fabric does not wrinkle.