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

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

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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.

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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

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