Silk Mark is a certification mark in India for silk textiles. The silk mark certifies that the piece of textile which bears the mark is made of pure natural silk. The certification is managed by the 'Silk Mark Organisation of India', a society set up by the state-controlled Central Silk Board of India.
How do I identify Pure Silk Products on your Website?
Look for the silk mark icon – which is displayed in the product listing and details page – products displayed with this mark are made of pure silk.
How does Silk Mark Scheme protect silk Consumer interests?
The Silk Mark logo in the Retailer's location and its use on the Retailer's website communicates to the Customer that the Retailer is an Authorised User of Silk Mark. By purchasing silk mark labelled products from these Authorised Users, Consumers get an assurance that they are indeed purchasing 100% Natural silk products.
What is Silk?
Technically Silk is a continuous protein filament secreted by specific types of caterpillars known as Silk Worms. Silk has a natural sheen, inherent affinity for rich colours, high moisture absorbance, of light weight, low heat conductivity, low static current generation, resilience and excellent drape.
Pure silk Vs Art or Synthetic Silk
Burns but stops burning or burns slowly
Burns and burns continuously
The fumes emit burnt hair smell
The fumes emit burnt paper smell
Forms black bead with rough surface
Forms white ash and drops immediately
The bead can be crushed resulting in to crystalline powder
The ash is amorphous in nature
For a given thickness the silk thread is stronger comparatively
For a given thickness the art silk thread is weaker comparatively
The pure silk quickly recovers from the crease formed by crushing effect
Susceptible to formation of crease, and recovering is rather slow
Credits and information:
- Silk Mark Organization of India. http://www.silkmarkindia.com
- Mysore Saree Udyog LLP, a registered user of Silk Mark
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