What is the difference between 2-ply and 3-ply silk?

The ply of silk refers to the number of threads thrown together to form the yarn used to weave the fabric. The more threads used, the heavier the fabric.

2-ply is a finer thread than 3-ply and produces a lighter fabric, suitable for a wide range of uses, including most forms of outer clothing and interior decor. Its feel is usually smooth to the touch.

3-ply is a slightly thicker thread than 2-ply and produces a heavier fabric, more suited to heavy clothing and curtains. Its feel is more textured to the touch, resulting from the characteristic slubs of the yarn.

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