Friday, July 13, 2007

Tussah Silk

Here's an interesting article about Tussah silk. The silk is collected after the moths have emerged, so it's not necessary to kill them. More reason to buy even more Zephyr Wool-Silk! Yay! :D

3 Kommentare:

Krawuggl said...

Ich bin grad deinem Link zum Hanami Schal gefolgt und das ist ja wirklich ein fantastisches Exemplar. Mir gefallen die Löcher eigentlich auch, aber sie sehen ziemlich kompliziert aus. Ich mein jetzt nicht die Löcher an sich, sondern ihre Verteilung, da muß man sicher bei jeder Reihe höllisch aufpassen. Und ich bin sicher, auch mit deinem Änderungen wird das ein ganz tolles Stück!

Cattygurl said...

Not all Tussah silk is wildcrafted after moss emergence. They are now bred like standard silkworms and stifled for production of silk.

Very FEW Tussah silk is now actually vegetarian, FYI.

I use silk in my soaps, and I researched this subject to find vegetarian silk for myself and others.

Cattygurl said...

BTW, if you are looking for reliable sources of peace silk, go here:

http://www.aurorasilk.com/

I have yet to find Tussah silk from China or outside of Asia where the cocoons weren't stifled. I have found random sources in India(I believe some of them were jainists :D), the supplier listed above, but no consistent suppliers.


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