This week’s fabric of the week is our breathtaking Hand Woven Peace Silk Satin! It is an organically raised silk and 100% natural, with no additives, adulterants, bleaches or finishes used.
I can’t describe how truly beautiful and unique this fabric is. The silk is reeled and woven by hand by families in small weaving communities in rural India. Hand reeling on simple home equipment allows families to extract the fibres from the breeder cocoons that have holes in them. This is significant, as these holes are where the moths have been allowed to hatch. Usually, the moths are killed inside the cocoons so that the holes do not cause problems when extracting the fibre. Allowing the moths to emerge is in line with the principles of “Peace Silk” or ahimsa silk, where no animals are harmed in the making of the fabric.
The structure of the weave creates a beautiful, striped, melange effect. The fabric is incredibly fluid and has a super light, featherweight – it drapes stunningly! It is quite transparent and has a weight and drape similar to our super fine chiffon.
In high end shops in London, this fabric sells for hundreds of pounds a metre – and I am so pleased to be able to sell it to you at a fraction of the cost. So you can get your hands on a stunning fabric, completely manufactured by hand, that doesn’t harm any animals in its manufacturing AND helps the people who make it. Priceless. Click here to get your hands on it!
Eco Credentials: Animal Cruelty Free, Azo-Free, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Water, No Finishes, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic (Uncertified), Unbleached, Undyed
Ideal For: Blinds, Blouses, Curtains & Pelmets, Gowns, Hand Sewing, Hankerchiefs, Scarves & Neckwear, Machine Sewing, Shirts, Underwear & Lingerie