Silk from domesticated (mulberry) silkworms is a strong, naturally organic fiber. It was the first fiber used to make cloth. Silk regulates body temperature, dries eight times faster than cotton, doesn’t use pesticides and has less of an impact on land, water, and air. Most silk that is produced is rain-fed. The by-products of silk production are also utilised, with pupae being eaten by people or used as cattle feed and sericin used in cosmetics and medicine. As it is rich in protein and amino acids, it can aid in hydrating skin and hair. Silk is also hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
Our silk comes from farms in China. Our fabric supplier has a long-term relationship with these farms and visits them regularly. The Mulberry trees that are grown to feed silkworms sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Sericulture or the silk industry also employs rural populations.