What is Organic Peace Silk?
Ethical Kind's AW'19 Collection, White Lotus is crafted from 100% Premium Organic Peace Silk, also known as non-violent, cruelty-free or ahimsa silk.
Peace Silk means the breeding and harvesting of silk is done according to the principle of AHIMSA (Sanskrit: non-violence/cruelty-free) and manufactured under the most stringent social and natural conditions.
While traditional silk manufacturing methods involve boiling the cocoons while the silkworm is still inside, Peace silk allows the completion of the metamorphosis of the silkworm to the butterfly, so no animal suffers for fashion. This particular method can slow production, but it is fundamental to our philosophy and ethics. Once the butterflies have left their cocoons, the cocoons are processed without the use of harmful chemicals and the fibres are spun using solar-powered machinery.
Organic silk production is designed to sustain the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It means, the trees which provide the feed for the silkworms to grow are not treated with fungicides, insecticides or genetic sprays; this has a positive impact on the size of the cocoon and the quality of the silk thread, it also significantly reduces water pollution that results from conventional silk production practices. Working with the natural cycle of nature rather than against it also promotes better and healthier working conditions for the farmers too.
Besides, silk natural fibers are a renewable resource and 100% biodegradable at the end of their lifecycle, making them a more sustainable and healthier choice. It's "breathability" property, that is equalizing warming and cooling has the smoothest of qualities, light, dependable and is most sensual on the skin.
Organic Peace Silk is the alternative for people who care about the lives of animals and the environment, and for the people who appreciate the queen of luxurious silk fibers feminine grace and beauty.