Types of Peace Silk
Peace silk, also known as Ahimsa silk or non-violent silk, refers to any type of silk that is produced without harming or killing the silk worms.
There are two types of silk produced from two different types of silkworm, which eat different food and come from different environments produced on small family farms in India.
Tussar Silk is produced from larvae of several species of silk worms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea, including Antheraea mylitta, Antheraea pernyi, Antheraea roylei and Antheraea yamamai. These silkworms live in the wild forest in trees belonging to Asan, Arjun, Jamun. Once caterpillar becomes cocoon, they are collected from trees and then hanged vertically with jute strings from the ceiling of a big hall till butterflies comes out. We make our Organic Peace Silk clothing from Tussar Silk.
Mulberry Peace Silk
Mulberry Peace Silk is produced from Bombyx mori silkworms that eat exclusively mulberry leaves. They are raised mostly indoor in cottages, cocoons are all allowed to hatch and breed, and the silk is processed from the hatched cocoons. In some cases, the cocoons can be pierced or cut open to aid the pupa to come out. We make our Organic Peace Silk Pillowcases from Mulberry Peace Silk.
Noil Silk are the short fibers left over from combing or spinning silk. It makes for excellent texture in spinning or felting. Our Organic Peace Silk eye masks are made from Tussar Silk and filled with soft Noil Silk.