Published On: July 17, 2020515 words3.8 min read

What Is Satin Made Of?

Satin is not only a type of fabric, but it’s also a weave pattern. In fact, it’s the name of the weave pattern shared by both satin and sateen. While satin and sateen share that luxurious softness and shine, their distinction is due to the use of different fibers. Satin uses filament fibers, such as silk, nylon, or polyester. Historically, satin was strictly made from silk, and some purists still believe that true satin can only be made of silk. For durability, maximum shine, and cost-effectiveness, however, satin is now also made from nylon or polyester – frequently a blend of all three. While satin made from synthetic fibers tends not to breathe as easily as natural silk, the effect of the fabric is very much the same.
The name satin has its origins in the 12th century. During the Middle Ages, Quanzhou, China was a major port city trading in what we call satin. Arab merchants frequented the city, calling it Zayton, and began calling the fabric of the city by the same name. Eventually, “zayton” evolved into satin in English, and the rest is history… literally.

 Name Satin
 Dimension Width 160cm, 180-220 g/㎡
 Material Polyester
 Customized Color, density, thickness
 Features Soft, skin-friendly, durable, wear-resistant, colorful, non-shedding etc.
 Used for Cotton puff, plush puff, rotary puff etc. 

What is Satin Used For?

Historically, satin was a desired fabric for upholstery, with Louis XIV using it to cover his ornate furniture in the Palace of Versailles. It was not commonly used for dressmaking until the 1800s, but soon became sought after for a luxury, ‘one time only’ evening gown amongst women of upper and working classes. The 19th century also saw satin adorn the nude bodies of fashionable Parisian women in the form of sexy lingerie. Once attributed to prostitutes in the French capital, satin experienced normalisation through journalism and advertising, which promoted the notion that luxurious underwear is important. Fast-forward to the 21st century and satin is a widely available fabric that’s mainly used for apparel, upholstery and bedding. And what’s important is that it’s still retained its association with luxury. Some common uses for satin fabric include, but are not limited to; evening gowns, shirts, corsets, underwear, inner lining, wedding dresses, loungewear, hats and ties.
We use satin on powder puffs, especially compressed powder puffs. It can make good use of the satin advantages, combine with cotton, ribbon and other accessory materials to make powder puffs of various styles and types.

What are the Advantages of Satin Fabric?

  • Luxury feel and aesthetic

  • Floaty drape

  • Versatile

  • Smooth, lustrous surface

How to choose your own satin fabric?

The following are some optional colors commonly used by brands, which can be quickly used in production.
If you need more personalized custom settings, you can refer to here and download more standard color versions.
Of course, you can also express the physical model you have to us for reference, and we can make 100% according to your model.

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