Our Peace Silk Provenance
The source of our silk is from India where it is known as Ahimsa Silk or "Peace Silk". Similar to the Ahimsa silk promoted by Mahatma Gandhi.
Peace Silk is a non-violent silk or cruelty free silk, unlike regular silk where the silkworm is boiled alive and toxic chemicals are used to de-gum the cocoon. The Silk yarn made of short lengths of silk obtained from silk wastes, pierced cocoons or floss is what gives yarn its characteristic brilliance.
These silks are spun on special machinery which in some ways is akin to cotton, as it can not be reeled.
The suppliers in India from where this Peace Silk has been sourced, have created a modern form of rural cooperation where it’s important to them that they treat the silk worms, themselves, their community and their environment with utmost care.
By working as a co-op, the production is cleverly decentralised to allow the silk farmers, spinners, weavers etc. to work directly from their own areas. The different units of cocoons, yarns and ready textiles are then connected and stored at a centralised headquarters.
Simple Chic's local Australian supplier of sustainable textiles, including this luxurious and ethical Peace Silk is STSC -Sustainable Textile Supply Chain.