A satin fabric with a composition of 95% Silk and 5% Lycra, this is a 'Peace' or 'Ahimsa' Silk, that measures 108 cm (43%) wide. Peace silks are woven using filament that is harvested from cocoons from which the silk worm is allowed to hatch. The silk worm becomes a moth and the vacant cocoons are used. Available in ivory, black, ice blue, lilac rose and silver.
Peace Silk is also known as "Non Violent" Silk and is the alternative for people who have the life of animals at Heart. The Silk Fibres come from empty cocoons. The silk worms have hatched from the cocoon after its transformation into a moth or have been carefully removed from the cocoon before further processing.
Silk made in this way is more expensive as the process requires approximately an extra fortnight to allow the larvae to grow and the moths to hatch. Also the cocoons are partially eaten during the hatching process so that the yield is far lower.
The materials used in this process are certified in accordance with GOTS, and are therefore produced in a fashion that is both ecologically and socially responsible.
Our products are mainly held in stock and will be despatched same business day if ordered before 2pm (GMT). Some products will need to be dyed and this typically takes 2 business days.
If anything is out of stock, we will alert you to this fact and give you an estimated despatch date.
Delivery of the order depends on your location and is shown at check out. Read our full Delivery Policy.
We hope very much that you are happy with your order and would encourage you to order samples before bulk if its something you haven’t previously ordered from us.
Full and part pieces can be taken back and credited if within 14 days. Specified quantities would be subject to a 50% charge. Read our full Returns Policy.