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New to our collection, this is a rustic, raw silk with a warming matte appearance and hand feel.
Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
Note: When "cut metres" are showing as out of stock, this means the fabric is not currently available in our UK warehouse, but we may be able to dispatch small orders directly from our weavers, please email to enquire: email@example.com.
Light natural in colour, this is a beautiful peace or "ahimsa" silk fabric, with a lightweight drop. Also known as "noil", raw silk comes from the more knobbled inner part of the cocoon. It is also wild-gathered, which means the silkworm is allowed to exit the cocoon naturally.
With a dry and warm touch, and what looks like chunkiness, it is just 170gsm. It's soft on the skin and has breathability ideal for blouses, trousers, tops, shorts, shirts. We also like this peace silk for luxe tableware, drapes and homewares.
As it is a natural raw silk, it will take natural dyes and printing well (check swatches or a sample metre for batch production, and note that the herringbone texture may stagger printing). Note that there is an estimated 4% shrinkage in the weft and 8% 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. When it comes to wild-gathered peace silk, the 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. This means that the fibre tends to be of a shorter length and so the woven textile may have some small irregularities where there is slub in the yarn.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost of swatches can be refunded off any wholesale order.
|Weight:||170g/m2 (45 momme)
|Fibre:||100% Non-Certified Organic Raw Peace Silk|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Shrinkage Allowance:||4% (weft)-8% (warp)
|Eco Credentials:||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|