What is Silk Cotton
Silk cotton is a combination of two widely used fabrics – Cotton and Silk. Belonging to no single tradition, this hybrid fabric has been widely used in making fabrics for salwar suits, dupattas and sarees. It has the sheen of silk and hence looks dressy. It is definitely cheaper than silk and hence more popular.
Best shops for silk cotton are:
Available at Chennai :- Palam Silks, Pothys and Tulsi Silks
Available at Bangalore :- Janardhana Silk House
Available at Delhi :- Nalli , Raw Silk Emporioum
People started to experiment with 2 varieties to keep the cost minimum and not lose the sheen of the fabric. Thus was born silk cotton. If one were to take a look at the silk cotton sarees, one would be hard pressed to distinguish between a pure silk saree and a silk cotton saree. Such is the sheen in the saree.
However, it is much lighter than a pure silk saree and it is much cheaper. Women hence prefer a silk cotton saree unless the occasion demands a heavy silk saree.
Silk cotton fabrics for salwar suits are also available.