Fabric, Weave, Weight: 100% silk, 3.7 oz/yd
About: Shantung silk possesses a beautiful hand, crisp and granular with visible striations. Shantung is a heavier, premium silk, featuring a lightly pebbled surface and ribbed effect. Our silk contains different tones of pigment in the warp and weft, giving the fabric a contrasting iridescence. Shantung silk is a machine woven fabric, often used for formal attire, making it perfect for all party occasions. Lightweight, this fabric can transition into all seasons.
As with all our machine washable fabrics, we prewash this silk in the studio prior to sewing. Prewashing the shantung silk creates a beautiful sand washed texture, softening the silk considerably.
Care: To keep its luster over time, we recommend hand washing with Eucalan or visit your local eco-friendly dry cleaner. If you’re short on time, our silk is machine washable - gentle wash cool with similar colors. Lay flat to dry, and avoid direct sunlight. For a crisp finish, iron with low heat to smooth out hems and wrinkles.