Silk scarves have never faded away in the fashion trade. And as we all know that where there is profit, there is cheating thing. As for we customers, do you know how to tell genuine silk scarf apart from fake ones?
Generally speaking, it comes from our experiences, sellers or sewings can tell the material just from touching them. But as we could not have that many experiences, what can we do? Especially nowadays, there are so many synthetic fibers such as nylon, polyester, viscose fiber can be made into fake silk,it is hard to tell them apart only from touching any more.
In these conditions, we need to use various methods, or comprehensive analysis and research to draw a accurate conclusion. Such as Combustion identification method, microscope identification method, differential dissolution method, chemical coloring identification method, the melting point differential between law and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy method and so on. But we customers have no that kind of sophisticating testing tools, how can we identify genuine and fake silk scarves directly and easily? Dont worry, bear in mind that when there is a will there is a way.
So, here tells you two kinds of easy ways:
Feel and vision method:
(1) Vision, genuine ones show pearl luster with soft gloss. While the chemical fiber fabric sheen is not soft and only with dazzing bright.
(2) Silk fiber is thin and long, yet cotton fiber is short while wool curly and fibers are uniform.
(3) Feel. Genuine silk feels soft and is very comfortable when close to our skin.
(1) It smells like burning features when you burn silk, and is hard to last long, even may be self extinguishing. Ash is fragile, brittle, fluffy and black.
(2) When burning rayon (viscose fiber), it mixed with chemical smell as burning paper. And it can Continue burning very soon. In addition to no light ,the ash contains no dust, and only a small amount of gray or black ash.
(3) William Cotton, Polyester combustion is with kind of very weak sweetness, with no directly continuing burning or continuing burning slowly, ash is hard and round, pearl-like.
(4) It smells like burning paper when you burning cotton and herp ones, with soft and black or gray ash.
(5) Though with similar burning features, but we can easily tell wool apart from silk visionally. Wool is darker than silk and has no such bright light.