Fair Trade Black Silk Organza
Only swatches available now.
Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
This luxurious, hand-woven fabric is a classic black that deepens in hue to jet black when layered. It is exclusively hand-crafted by an innovative co-operative in Cambodia, where master local craftsmanship is combined with exquisite, contemporary design. We have this fabric in eight colours: navy, white, turquoise, two-tone purple, purple, grey and cream. It is ideal for clothing, particularly evening dresses and for interior decoration: trims and ornamental curtains.
It is a beautifully delicate, hand crafted textile made from mulberry silk fibres, with a gorgeous, featherweight feel and a structured body and handle. We have this fabric in eight colours: navy, white, turquoise, two-tone purple, black, grey and cream. It is ideal for clothing, particularly evening dresses, avant garde fashion, couture trims, millinery and embroidery, and for interior decoration: trims and ornamental curtains.
Produced in a WFTO certified co-operative, the 100% natural mulberry silk textile requires no additives, and no bleaches or finishes have been used - better for people and planet. Mulberry silk means that the Bombyx Mori silkworms have been cultivated on a diet of solely mulberry leaves, creating a fine naturally white silk fibre making for a vibrant and even-dyed textile. 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 non-carcinogenic containing no heavy metals (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, Embroidery, Hand Sewing, Machine Sewing, Millinery, Summer Skirts & Dresses, 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% Mulberry Silk|
|Country of Origin:||Cambodia|
|Eco Credentials:||Animal Cruelty Free, By-Product, Co-Op, Fair Wage, Fair Trade, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water, No Finishes, Reclaimed, Recycled, VOC-Free|
|Accreditors:||Artisans Cambodia, WFTO|