Silk – You’re Certified!
- by Sumana Bhattacharya
Natural silk, unfurled in its finest exotic form, is nature's abundance to mankind. The charming sheen, astonishing wrap, enamoring feel and brilliant dazzling quality are some of its most specific attributes. Numerous attempts to produce fake regular silk have prompted the creation of a large group of strands like nylon and rayon. However, a perfect duplication of natural silk has so far been demonstrated troublesome. Natural silk, accordingly, still remains the Queen of Textiles in all its grandeur.
Research for the creation of a modest impersonation of natural silk might be in advance, yet in the commercial center, there are various different materials sold under the name of silk, for example, art silk and artificial silk.
Silk Mark is a certification stamp in India for silk materials. The stamp guarantees that the bit of material which bears the check is made of unadulterated natural silk. The confirmation is overseen by the 'Silk Mark Organization of India'. Silk Mark was inaugurated on 17th June 2004. Silk Mark is advocated by Silk Mark Organization of India (SMOI), a registered society under the Karnataka Society Act 1960. SMOI is a drive of the Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles and the Government of India. A structured and stringent Quality Assurance framework covering the accompanying features are developed and actualized for keeping up the integrity of Silk Mark.
- Pre-qualification Criteria
- Recommended quality parameters
- Verification & Evaluation Mechanism
The purposes of Silk Mark are –
- Secure the interests of the customers.
- Ensure the enthusiasm of authentic dealers and makers of silk.
- Generic promotion of natural silk.
Besides, some common ways of identifying natural silk are –
Burning: Natural silk burns but it stops burning or burns slowly whereas art silk burns continuously. The fumes emit burnt hair smell for natural silk whereas for the other it emits burnt paper smell.
Strength: Natural silk threads are comparatively stronger than art silk threads for a given thickness.
Crease: Natural silk quickly recovers from the crease formed by crushing effect whereas art silk is susceptible to formation of crease and recovering is rather slow.
Hence, it can be concluded that Silk Mark guarantees 100% natural silk in all items under a label. This implies a Silk Mark item contains just unadulterated silk in its base texture permitting decorative zari string act as additional twist and weft at loom stage or after loom. Damage proof high security hologram is used for Silk Mark.
At IndyVogue, we are proud to bring you the most authentic silk from Silk Mark Certified Vendors. In each Silk Mark Certified Saree, we will provide the Silk Mark label that can assure you about its authenticity & purity of the piece that you are getting from us. Any saree that is not 100% pure, we will mention it in the description itself. I hope you will find this article informative & will trust Silk Mark Certified products & IndyVogue when it comes to true silk.