Silk v Satin

If you’ve been looking around for a new pillowcase for a while, you’ve probably seen a lot about both silk and satin pillowcases. While each fabric has their differences, there’s a couple of things that set them apart as well.


Silk is made by using the silk that silkworms produce. Because of this, it makes silk a completely natural fabric and hypo-allergenic. While silk can be more pricey than satin, when you purchase high-quality silk, you get the advantage of knowing that there are no other materials mixed into your fine silk. 


Satin, unlike silk, isn’t actually a specific type of fabric, instead, it’s a weave. Satin is commonly composed of synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and cotton. Because of the way satin is made, it’s only shiny on one side and dull on the other.

What’s The Difference?

Although each of these fabrics has similarities, they each have their differences as well.

  • Silk is softer than satin.
  • Silk contains no synthetic materials.
  • Satin is harder to clean than silk. 
  • Silk is hypo-allergenic.
  • Silk won’t cause friction. 

If you’re ready to indulge yourself in a high-quality silk pillowcase, we’re ready to help!