Unpicking Distinctions Between Ahimsa, Peace and Mulberry Silk

Rajaiah Kusuma Friday, 1 October 2021

In this 37 minute lesson, have the honour of listening to the pioneer of non-violent silk production, Mr Rajaiah Kusuma. With research and sheer grit over 10 years, Mr Kusuma was able to produce peace silk fibre and yarn, and in the year  2000 received the patent for Ahimsa™ silk, the trademarked non-violent silk production process. This is a lesson that will help you understand controversy and confusion in regards to claims of ethical silk, and provide you a history of where the need for such a fabric came from. Rajaiah Kusuma is a handloom technical expert, and weaves fabric using Ahimsa™ peace silk yarn for sale at Ahimsa Silks.


In this lesson you will learn:

  • The history and journey of how Ahimsa™ came about
  • Challenges with producing a peace silk yarn
  • Examples of peace silk fibre throughout its processing from cocoon stage, with an explanation of each stage
  • Examples of Ahimsa™ fabric that you can purchase

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