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                                         Imitating silk – the appeal of man-made art silks

Art Silk Sarees have taken the market by storm from the time they have been introduced. An excellent alternative for pure silk sarees which are costly, comparatively they are light, airy and very comfortable during the hot weather making them most preferred for all-day wear. Artificial Silk or Art Silk, is a synthetically manufactured fibre which resembles silk. Rayon is one of the best examples of Art Silk.

The special appeal of Art Silks

Art Silk Sarees cost less to produce, have properties similar to that of the fabric from natural fibres, and even the feel and texture of cotton, silk or wool is closely imitated. These silks accept most dyes in a wide range of colours. Rayon the earliest form of art silks and others like it are fabrics soft and smooth to the touch. Being highly absorbent, the Art Silk Saree keeps the body cool and comfortable since it does not insulate body heat, making it ideal for use in hot and humid climes.

The continued popularity of Art Silks

In the present day, imitation silk may be made with rayon, mercerized cotton, polyester, a blend of these materials, or a blend of rayon and silk. Surprisingly with demand for artificial silk on the increase, despite efforts to curb prices, a rise in price of rayon fabrics, has been noticed. In recent times, rising cotton prices have led to the replacement of cotton with rayon in fabrics. Designers also, have switched over to incorporate rayon in their newest saree designs.

Tracing the advent of Art Silks

Cellulose fibers are manufactured from dissolving pulp. Cellulose-based fibers are of two types, regenerated or pure cellulose. Rayon fibre is from regenerated cellulose.

One of the earliest in artificial fibres, artificial silk initially known as viscose was later referred as rayon. The durability and appearance retention of regular viscose rayon is low, especially when wet. Also, it has the lowest elastic recovery of any fibre. However, the newer variety of Rayon is much stronger. The Art Silk Saree exhibits higher durability and appearance retention. The company Du Pont is said to have first produced artificial silk under the name Nylon. Although nylon does not present as good an appearance as silk, it is a successful functional alternative. Unsuspecting buyers could buy art silk sarees that could be passed off as real silk. However despite a similar appearance, genuine silk has certain unique features that are distinguishable from artificial silk.

Buy online Art Silks from Unnati

The Unnati range of Art Silk Sarees has variety and vibrancy. You have the Crepe silk saris in the subdued shades with geometric patterns, zari and neon borders complemented by designer pallus. There are the Banarasi jacquard fabrics which re in light hues, sport captivating bootis, have matching borders on a backdrop of brilliant jacquard weave. The Banarasi art silks in vibrant colours and evenly distributed motifs on paste coloured fields have lovely eye-catching contrast borders. Dupion and the Bhagalpuri art silks with their evenly distributed motifs in zari work and appliqué patches combined with scenic pallus are very attractive.

Shop Art silk sarees online and get the Unnati advantage

Unnati silks, largest ethnic online Indian shop offers exquisite designer Art silk sarees online with matching blouse for sale. Online shopping store with the widest range of ethnic Indian Sarees and Salwar Kameez. At Unnati Silks, you can buy art silk sarees online from the exclusive handloom range of saris - a unique, fancy, exclusive collection of Traditional, Wedding, bridal attire, stylish, party, trendy fashion, formal, corporate, office, daily casual saris in silk,cotton, sico, art silk georgette, chiffon, dupion, tussar, organza, crepe, gicha, jute and other fabric varieties at attractive prices. You can purchase art silk sarees online at Unnati silks and the products will be dispatched within 24 working hours of placing the order. We have free shipping and Cash on Delivery (COD) facility for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Dispur, Itanagar, Kohima, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jullundur, Ernakulam and many other Indian cities and towns. We also do Worldwide fast shipping or express shipping to countries like UK, Canada, USA, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Seychelles, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and many more.