Fair Trade Two-Tone Teal Silk Taffeta

Fair Trade Two-Tone Teal Silk Taffeta

90-ThickTaffeta-SK153-OTR

Regular price £35.10

Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.

Super luxurious crisp, lightweight fabric with a fine, smooth surface. Constructed as a plain weave, this unusual green-blue taffeta has a wonderful hold and body to it, and still has a stunning drape. Described as a "thick" taffeta, it is closely woven and opaque but with a light hand feel.

It is constructed with two different coloured threads on the warp and weft (the threads that run along and across the fabric), reminiscent of a cross-weave; With a blue thread running along the warp, and a green thread across the weft, the fabric has a two-tone appearance, altering the hue to a light or dark teal in different lights. The fabric is completely woven by hand (taking a month to weave just a few metres) and Fair Trade certified. Like all of our fabrics, we chose the colour to be perfectly timeless, and applicable across fashion and interiors.

Ethical production:

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.

Sustainability:

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.

Ideal For:

Bags & Accessories, Blinds, Blouses, Couture & Eveningwear, Curtains & Pelmets, Embroidery, Fashion, Gowns, Hand Sewing, Jackets & Coats, Lining & Pocketing, Machine Sewing, Millinery, Skirts & Dresses, Tableware, Trousers & Shorts, Underwear & Lingerie, Wedding

Wholesale?

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 info@offsetwarehouse.com with your requirements, and we can see if we're able to fulfil the remainder of the minimum order quantity.

Product Information
Width: 98cm
Weight: 90 gsm / 24 momme
Fibre: 100% Mulberry Silk
Country of Origin: Cambodia
Shrinkage Allowance: 5-10%
Eco Credentials: Animal Cruelty Free, Azo-Free, By-Product, Co-Op, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water, Unbleached
Thread Count: 24 momme
Accreditors: Artisans Cambodia, WFTO

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