All our products are made with Ahimsa peace silk, an eco-friendly silk supplied by Ahimsa Silks.This manufacturing method entails no silkworms are harmed or killed in the production process. In the manufacturing of regular silk, the silk worms inside their cocoons are immersed in boiling water to kill them so they do not pierce and damage the cocoon when they emerge from it.
With our animal friendly silk (Ahimsa silk) the silk is extracted after the silkworm has completed metamorphosis and emerged from the cocoon as a moth. Each cocoon is checked individually to ensure the moth has left the cocoon before the silk thread is spun. The silk fabric is then produced on an auto loom.
This specialised production is a laborious process with the result that the quality of our silk is soft, like a fine linen, with a more matt lustre than the shiny finish found in regular silk. It has a momme weight of 18.
BENEFITS OF SILK
Silk is the strongest of natural fibers. It contains natural protein and 18 essential amino acids. It also contains natural cellular albumen which speeds up the metabolism of skin cells.
As it is a breathable fabric and a natural temperature regulator, silk helps the body retain heat in cold weather while excess heat is expelled in warm weather, helping your body maintain a comfortable, natural temperature.
Silk is hypoallergenic; it does not attract dust mites and is a natural fungal repellant. As it does not conduct static electricity, sleeping on silk helps reduce hair breakage.
Unlike cotton, silk does not draw moisture away from your skin and hair, but encourages a proper moisture balance, while its extremely smooth and soft texture proves to be beneficial for those with sensitive skin conditions (e.g. Eczema).