Price is per METRE. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
Durable, soft and lightweight, this spun silk fabric has a luxurious lustre. With a medium drape, it holds its form well offering application for clothing and homewares. It has been woven using a two-ply yarn, giving the fabric its soft properties and smooth handle, and also has a consistent weave from the longer 2" staple fibres (not a regular occurence for peace silk!) Specifically, we love this relatively weighty silk cloth for blouses and shirts, underwear and sleepwear, bridalwear and pillowcases. It also makes a lovely base for embroidery.
It has a weight of 36 mommes (1 momme = 4.340g per sq/m). Will take natural dyes and printing well (check swatches or a sample metre for batch production). Note that there is an estimated 4% shrinkage in weft and 1% shrinkage in the warp, so add to your order accordingly.
Produced on small family farms, the silk is cultivated using techniques consistent with Organic Cultivation Standards. 100% natural, it means that no additives, bleaches or finishes have been used - better for people and planet. For the silkworms, organic standards mean that they are fed mulberry leaves that have been organically cultivated (which also classes this silk as mulberry silk). When it comes to trademarked ahimsa™ peace silk, the Bombyx Mori moth has been allowed to complete it's full transformation, emerging from the cocoon alive and able to continue with mating. Additionally, the eggs are raised every year from one strain, assisting in the conservation of the species.
Silk is biodegradable (in the right anaerobic conditions) so at the end of its life can be composted. Silk is also an incredibly strong fibre that will last for a very long time anyway, so along with non-certified organic cultivation and processing, this fabric is beneficial to the land before and after its production. This particular textile is natural in colour, being undyed and unbleached.
To care for your product
We recommend that you eco dry clean or hand wash this fabric. Use a mild detergent, or even none at all to keep it fresh and light throughout its life. Machine wash on a gentle cycle, with mild soap and warm water. If you're making lingerie, it is often beneficial to wash these items within a drawstring bag to prevent too much agitation and wear on the fabric.
Tumble dry on low heat, though we recommend air drying to ensure longer lasting items. You can also iron dry from a barely-damp state on the "wrong" side, which can also help with creasing. Never use bleach. Always test a small swatch or section of the garment before sewing if in doubt or creating for a brand.
Bath Robes, Bedding and Pillowcases, Blinds, Blouses, Bridalwear, Curtains and Pelmets, Dresses, Gowns, Hand Sewing, Handkerchiefs and Napkins, Lining and Pocketing, Machine Sewing, Printing, Scarves & Shawls, Shirts, Sleepwear, Summer Clothing, Tableware, Tops & Tunics, Underwear & Lingerie
We offer a tiered discount on 25 metres and up with a short lead time. Please enquire on email@example.com.
100% Peace / Ahimsa Silk
Country of Origin:
Animal Cruelty Free, Azo-Free, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Water, No Finishes, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic (Uncertified), Supports Local Communities, Sustainable, Unbleached, Undyed, VOC-Free