A major factor contributing to the behavior of the fabric is the composition or fibers .
In general, fibers used are silk, polyester, acetate, viscose, wool. Any of these fibers nowadays are combined with spandex, Lycra or Elastine to give the satin elasticity and stretch for more snug and tight fitting garments.
Satin comes in a variety of thickness, weight, stiffness and drape.
There is the glossy satin and there is low luster, semi matte satin also known as peau de soie.