A majority of people think that satin fabrics are fabrics made from a particular type of fiber. However, the truth is that the term “satin” refers to the way a fabric is weaved and does not mean that the actual name of the fabric is satin.
Satin fabrics are fabrics that have been woven so as to give them a glossy and shiny finish. The fabrics are weaved in such a way that the top side of the fabric is glossy while the bottom is dull. Satin is perfect for those who don’t like the glossy finish against their body and prefer something a little softer.
Satin fabrics, particularly those made from silks, need to be well taken care of. They should be dry-cleaned. Ironing should be done on the reverse side, which maintains the glossy finish.