Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peace Silk

Peace silk (or Ahimsa) is silk from the cocoons gathered after the moth emerges. The conventional way being to boil the worms alive in their cocoons.
With vegan silk we're talking about silkworms in the wild and able to grow, find a mate, reproduce and die a natural way!
Fact: It takes about 50 000 cocoons to make a silk sari...

Cocoons {photo courtesy of treehugger.com} click the picture to read the article.


Cultivated Bombyx mori, male moth {photo courtesy of wormspit.com} click the picture to read the article.


organic silk blankets by curlymonkey available for a limited time


project: silk hand dyed with procion mx in cobalt blue and orange

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting post ! And silk is so beautiful...

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