Fair Trade Black Raw Silk90-RawSilk-SS065-OTR
Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
A thick, slubby jet black raw silk with a wonderfully light handle. Beautifully textured, the black raw silk is warm and soft, as well as being incredibly versatile and having fantastic durability. 28 momme.
Produced in a WFTO certified co-operative, the 100% raw silk textile requires no additives, and no bleaches or finishes have been used - better for people and planet. This Cambodian co-operative cultivate Bombyx Mori silkworms that feed solely on mulberry leaves, creating a fine silk fibre. The gummy sericin substance is left on the fibre creating what is known as "raw" silk. Please note, mulberry silk is not a peace silk as the worms do not emerge out of the cocoon as a moth. However, the cultivation looks to the best animal welfare standards and quality feeding, along with fair trade practices for the spinners and weavers. The fabric is hand woven using a patented Cambodian technique.
With an almost zero-carbon production footprint, its traditional, handmade qualities offer a unique exclusivity combined with animal rights and sustainability.
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. The dye used is Oeko-Tex certified containing no heavy metals meaning it is non-carcinogenic (Dystar).
To care for your product:
We recommend eco-friendly dry cleaning to protect the natural lignin gum that gives organza its stiffness. Otherwise, hand wash rather than using a delicate machine wash cycle, but please note that washing does change the texture making it crinkly until ironed. If in doubt, you can always hang up any item made with this textile in your bathroom after a shower for the steam to help release any odours and creasing. It is also beneficial to avoid any acidic substances such as citrus and some deodorants that can eat away and discolour the fibre.
Blinds, Blouses, Fashion, Gowns, Hand Sewing, Machine Sewing, Millinery, Skirts & Dresses, Tops & Tunics, Trousers & Shorts, Underwear & Lingerie, Wedding
This fabric has a minimum of 20 metres to re-order and a lead time of approximately 8 weeks, though is usually quicker depending on if it is in stock with our international partner. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements, and we can see if we're able to fulfil the remainder of the minimum order quantity.
|Fibre:||100% Raw Silk|
|Country of Origin:||Cambodia|
|Eco Credentials:||Animal Cruelty Free, Azo-Free, Co-Op, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water|
|Accreditors:||Artisans Cambodia, WFTO|
|Yarn Construction:||Raw Silk|