Ahimsa: Cruelty-Free “Peace Silk” That Makes for Good Karma

by , 04/25/10   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary, Featured

ahimsa, ahimsa silk, peace silk, vegetarian silk, cruelty free silk, eco friendly textiles, eco friendly fibers, sustainable textiles, natural fibers, eco fashion

Photo by Aurora Silk Yarns

AHIMSA \ə-hĭm’sä’ \

n. 1 a: A Sanskrit term meaning to do no harm—literally translated as “the avoidance of violence”—or in the context of silk-fiber production, the ethical treatment of mulberry-eating silkworms. b: In lieu of boiling the silk cocoon to prematurely release strands of filament-like fiber, Ahimsa silk is extracted only after a metamorphosing worm has emerged from its cocoon, allowing it to complete an entire life cycle unharmed. c: A luxurious, airy, and soft-to-the-touch alternative to conventional silk, popular with the enlightened eco-fashion designers Bahar Shahpar, Bodkin, Ivana Basilotta, Minna, Mr. Larkin, and Enamore.

Related Posts

2 Responses to “Ahimsa: Cruelty-Free “Peace Silk” That Makes for Good Karma”

  1. kushel says:

    We are producers of ahimsa silk in India. You can contact us at kushelmorjaria@hotmail.com

  2. powere25 says:

    Hi, just came across your blog and thought I’d mention The Ethical Silk Co. that I found online. They use only ahimsa peace silk and their products are ethically tailored too, worth a look

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments.

Add your comments

NEW USER

Sign me up for weekly Ecouterre updates

Let's make sure you're a real person:

CURRENT USERS LOGIN

Lost your password?