Dupioni silk is also known as dupion silk. Dupioni is a plain weave silk that’s created by using different size silk thread for the weft and warp.
It has a crisp look with an eye-catching texture. It is strong and lustrous. When two different colors of silk thread are used, it has an iridescent appearance.
It sometimes contains black specks because it’s made from raw silk. The black specks are from the cocoon of the silk worm.
It’s used for a wide variety of clothing, including formal dresses, jackets, and bridal gowns.
How do you care for silk?
First, you’ll want to check the label. If it says “dry clean”, then it’s safe to handwash. If it says “dry clean only”, it should only be cleaned by a dry cleaner. Silk fabric may also say “hand wash”. If the label says wash on the gentle cycle, it’s safe to wash in the washing machine. You may choose to wash silk in the washing machine instead of handwashing.
To was silk in the washing machine, place silk items in a mesh delicates bag. Wash on gentle or delicate cycle. To hand-wash, simply run a sink of cool water. Add dishwashing detergent and agitate the clothing for five minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with cool water.
To dry, roll it into a ball. Then pat it with a towel to remove excess water. Lay flat to dry. Do not dry silk in the dryer or wring it out, because it can damage the fibers. Do not use bleach. It’s a good idea to use a detergent designed for silk or delicate clothing.