Stunning, lustrous organic peace silk satin with a smooth, soft handle in beautiful, natural ivory. It has a slight translucence against the light and a gorgeous shine. Perfect for bridalwear, eveningwear, nightwear and couture.
This ethereal beauty weighs approximately 21 mommes and is 114cm in width. It will take natural dyes and print well (check swatches or a sample metre for batch production). This is natural in colour, being undyed and unbleached. This stunning, sustainable peace silk satin fabric is GOTS certified, animal cruelty-free, and improves the biodiversity of the local environment whilst providing fairly paid work to skilled artisans.
Weight: 95g/m2 (21 momme)
Fibre: 100% Organic Peace Silk
Country of Origin: India
Shrinkage Allowance: 3-5%
Eco Credentials: Animal Cruelty-Free, Azo-Free, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Water, No Finishes, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic, Supports Local Communities, Sustainable, Unbleached, Undyed, VOC-Free
Ethical & Sustainability Considerations
Organically cultivated Ajar and Mulberry trees feed and house the silkworms. Both are protected from predators and harmful pests with a large net wrapped around the tree and an occasional spray with a natural blend of Niger, Neem and Mustard plant extracts, which deters pests, protects against fungus and is entirely harmless to the silkworms and the surrounding ecology.
When the time comes for the silkworms to spin their cocoons, they are housed indoors in the perfect temperature and humidity. After roughly one week, the silkworms emerge from the cocoons as adult moths and the cocoons collected. The natural lifespan of an adult moth is short but significant - they are essential pollinators. The cultivation of Peace Silk has been shown to aid in biodiversity as the moths help to pollinate and preserve local plant species. Silk is biodegradable (in the proper anaerobic conditions), so it can be composted at the end of its life. Silk is also an incredibly strong fibre that lasts for a very long time. Along with Organic cultivation and processing, this fabric benefits the land before and after its production.
The spinning and weaving are carried out primarily on manual or solar-powered equipment, allowing these processes to be completed even where access to power is limited and reducing the carbon footprint of production. This also generates employment in rural areas and reverses migration to the big cities. Waste water is filtered and recycled, minimising water usage, and any solid waste filtered out is used as compost.
We recommend that you eco-dry clean or hand wash this fabric. Use a mild detergent, or none at all, to keep it fresh and light throughout its life. Machine wash on a gentle cycle with mild soap and warm water. If you're making lingerie, washing these items within a drawstring bag is often beneficial to prevent too much agitation and wear on the fabric.
Tumble dry on low heat, though we recommend air drying to ensure longer-lasting items. You can also iron dry from a barely damp state on the "wrong" side, which can also help with creasing. Never use bleach. Always test a small swatch or section of the garment before sewing if in doubt.
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