Silk is a controversial fibre because of the doomed silk worm who labors to spin the fine fiber and then is usually gassed or boiled alive. However it is still considered a healthy organic fabric. Peace silk may be a vegan alternative as it is made with no harm the silk worm. Here are some ethical and environmentally conscious manufacturers of silk to consider for your next project.
Smita formed Indigo Handloom not just to celebrate the beautiful fabrics produced by centuries-old weaving practices, but also the weavers themselves, most of whom struggle to support themselves and their families with a living wage.Despite a surging Indian economy, weavers, farmers, and other members of the rural poor are faced with worsening economic conditions; indeed, since 2006, government sponsored subsidies for handloom associations (many of which supplied raw materials, micro-loans, and marketing and design assistance) have virtually disappeared, leaving many artisans without the guidance and financial support they need to pass on their talents to the next generation.
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Aurora Silk was established in 1969, in Berkeley, California, by Senior Master Natural Dyer Cheryl Kolander. Starting the business in order to support her own art of weaving and natural dying, she wanted to share her love of natural fabrics, yarns and dyes with the world. Since then she has traveled the world to find the very best fabrics and dyes. She knows that these products could help the world by keeping dangerous chemicals away from the skin and therapeutically help people with skin problems. Over the years the business has grown and expanded to providing silkworms and hair & skin care products.
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Lebenskleidung is a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified Textile Agency from Berlin, Germany.
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Thai SilkVillage Co.,Ltd. was established in October 1991 (formerly known as Le Bombyx Societe Anonyme) and quickly became a famous one-stop Thai Silk shopping destination for Chiang Mai visitors. Since 1997, their company has expanded into overseas markets and now locally employs 300 individuals.
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Since 1992 Mehrotra Silk have been exporters of silk fabrics and home furnishings. Widely appreciated for their qualitative services provided in the form of exquisite range of jamdaani works on sherwani and coats.
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In the world of SILK, “Starling” is a name to reckon with. Since its inception the company has carved a special niche in the market by serving the customers and global markets with excellent quality products. Technological capability and know-how are at the root of STARLING’s reputation for innovation and quality in yarn and fabric. Thanks to its unique strength that has enabled the company to manage complete integration in the SILK value chain right from manufacturing silk cocoon to the development of the final products. It guarantees reliable supply and consistent quality, as all the spun silk yarn made of Mulberry (Nistari, Biovoltine, Multivoltine) Tusha, Eri (Eco-Friendly) Muga silk cocoons are manufactured in-house.
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