Cotton is a natural fiber, which makes it a popular choice for underwear. But here’s what you might not know: not all natural fibers are created equal. Unlike cotton, silk can absorb one-third of its weight in moisture before feeling wet to the touch. That makes silk panties a healthier choice than cotton.

The Pros and Cons of Cotton Underwear for Women


Cotton is more breathable than most synthetic materials, and it’s hypoallergenic and generally comfortable. Like a good cotton bath towel, cotton will absorb water — but it unfortunately remains damp for a while. 


“Cotton can be soggy and wet and not quick drying, which is actually a terrible environment for yeast infections, UTIs, and other infections,” explains Lisa Mullan, Uwila Warrior’s Chief Underwear Officer & Founder.


With silk, you get the same benefits of cotton without the downsides. “Both are very strong fibers, but silk is actually one of the strongest natural fibers out there,” Lisa says. It’s an unknown fact that both silk and cotton can be washed in the washing machine and dried in the dyer. “It’s a misconception that silk has to be hand washed and line dried, although the color will be more vibrant and the silk will last longer if hand washed and dried,” Lisa notes. 


Silk Panties Are Superior 

“People think cotton is the holy grail of underwear fabrics, but really silk is a better performer,” explains Samantha Benassai, Uwila Warrior’s Product Development manager. As Samantha points out, silk has better tensile strength, is temperature regulating, and moisture wicking. “It is actually considered a noble fiber, a high-grade class of prestigious fibers known for their superior quality and performance,” she adds. 


Silk is also less bulky, making it fit more seamlessly under your clothes. Considering the material will help you look and feel better, you may want to  swap all your underwear for silk. We can help. 

Silk Panty Options

Soft Silk Underwear Briefs, $38


Made of 100% silk, our best-selling panties come with seams on the side to better fit under your clothes and around your curves. Silk is the ultimate moisture-wicking fabric, making these ideal for any occasion that demands underwear that stays in place and dries fast. It's time to pick comfort, not wedgies.


High-Waisted Silk Brief, $68

Want to see more? Explore all of Uwila’s underwear. Thanks to our Perfect Fit Promise, you can always return or exchange any items that are unworn, unwashed, and with tags still on within 30 days or receiving them.

October 18, 2022

Perfect Fit Promise

We also offer a Perfect Fit Promise so we can make sure your underwear fits like a glove. If you don’t love your first pair of Uwila Warrior underwear, we’ll send you a different size or style of a similar price point, free of charge. Plus, you can keep your first pair.