Agave Silk: A Cruelty-Free Vegetable Silk Made From Cactus

by , 05/17/16   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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AGAVE SILK \ə-ˈgä-vē ˈsilk\

n. 1 a: A cruelty-free textile composed of filaments derived from the crushed leaves of the Saharan aloe vera cactus, part of the agave family of plants. b: Also known as sabra silk and vegetable silk. c: Hand-loomed in Morocco, sometimes with other fibers, such as cotton or camel hair, then dyed using vegetable-based colorants. 2: Known for its strength, elasticity, and wrinkle resistance. 3: Used to make carpets, rugs, linens, cushions, and clothing.

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One Response to “Agave Silk: A Cruelty-Free Vegetable Silk Made From Cactus”

  1. shalomshalom says:

    This is great except the camel-hair part. That is obviously not cruelty-free.

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