Wedding Vegan Day
a Milano
Domenica 21 Febbraio

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PEACE SILK 

 

 

“The one and only silk appreciated by both vegans and animal activists because produced without harming the Silkworm"

 

VEGAN SILK, SILK OF PEACE, NON-VIOLENT SILK, ECOLOGIC SILK 

 

Silk is a wonderful and extremely versatile fabric, soft and tough. To produce it according to traditional methods it is necessary to put the cocoons in boiling water or cook them in a oven so as to kill the grub inside them. Non violent silk (or ecologic silk, or vegan silk or silk of peace) instead is obtained by cocoons whose grubs are allowed to complete their metamorphosis into butterflies.

In coming out of the cocoons, a butterfly makes a hole which cuts the silk thread to tiny pieces ( a whole thread can measure up to 300 metres in length).

Because of this, spinning gets harder and the thread is often irregular. Non violent silk is then slightly less soft (quite cotton-like to the touch) but it is precious and expensive anyway, for it is hard to find. If this yarn is also painted with vegetables or eco-friendly pigments its value then is extremely high. 

 

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Follemente Sposa intends to spread the use of this extraordinary silk; that’s why  we stocked up on a huge sampling, to be seen first hand.