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What is silk dupion vs regular cocoon silk?

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What is silk dupion vs regular cocoon silk? - Luala Silk

Dupion silk is produced from two or more silkworms that spin a cocoon together. This makes a strong double and durable-thread silk, usually resulting in a rough yarn and irregularity in sheerness or weight. Black specks that occasionally appear in the fabric are part of the original cocoon of the silkworm. Removing all of them would weaken the fabric. They are inherent to dupion silk fabric and should not be considered as defects in silk duvet. 

 Dupion   Ordinary cocoon
  • Two or more silkworms spin a cocoon together(only around 5% mulberry silk cocoons is dupion);
  • A size bigger than the ordinary cocoon, silk is a crisscross structure, with long fibers;
  • Elastic, fluffy, durable and cozy;
  • Suitable for a silk coat or silk duvet.
  • Single silkworm spin a cocoon; 
  • Small size, silk is a linear structure, individual long fibers;
  • Uniform, finer, less fluffy; 
  • Perfect to spinning and weaving of silk.

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