Fabric Of The Week: Pink Peace Silk Taffeta
With a carnation pink thread running along the warp and a bright orange thread across the weft, our Pink Peace Silk Taffeta has a two-tone appearance, changing from a bright pink to a nude-peach in different lights. Perfect for Bags, Bed Sheets & Pillowcases, Belts, Blinds, Curtains & Pelmets, Gowns, Handkerchiefs, Scarves & Neckwear, Jackets & Cloaks, Lining & Pocketing, Napkins, Placemats, Shirts, Soft Furnishings, Table Runner, Toys, Trousers & Shorts, Underwear & Lingerie, Winter Skirts & Dresses
ABOUT PEACE SILK/AHIMSA
“Ahimsa” is a sanskrit term that literally translates as “the avoidance of violence”. In the context of silk fibre production, “Ahimsa” refers to the ethical treatment of mulberry-eating silkworms.
HOW DOES ONE TREAT SILKWORMS NICELY
Instead of boiling the silk cocoon or piercing it in order to release the silk fiber from the cocoons before the moth emerges, killing the silk worm in the process, Ahimsa silk is extracted only after a metamorphosing worm has emerged from its cocoon, allowing it to complete an entire life cycle unharmed.
TYPES OF MOTHS
The silk moths best suited for the production of ahimsa silk are the Eri Silk Moth, Tassar moths and the Muga Silk Moth