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The 100% Ahimsa silk fabric is spun without additives, adulterants, bleaches or finishes. Durable, soft and lightweight, the spun silk fabric has a luxurious lustre. The spun silk fabric also has a medium drape which holds it's form well and is supplied in it's natural cream colour. It is 100% finish-free and ready to dye which is perfect for linings, lightweight blouses, scarves, paint dying and tie-dye. Peace (or ahimsa) spun silk fabric is so called because it is spun from cocoons where the moth has been allowed to complete its full metamorphosis and emerge free. This cultivated spun silk fabric is produced on small family farms where they practice natural raising techniques consistent with organic cultivation standards. Please note: weft (width) shrinkage: 3-5% ; warp (length) shrinkage : 3-5% on the first wash.