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Ahimsa Silk - Non-violent Silk - Vegan Silk - Peace Silk

“ Non–violence is a quality not of the body, but of the soul” – Mahatma Gandhi . Conventional silk is produced by boiling silkworms alive in their cocoons, thereby killing some 3,000 worms to produce one pound of silk. On the other hand, Ahimsa silk, also known as non-violent or peace silk, is a sustainable and ethical approach to the production of silk which does not involve the killing of the silk worms.  In conventional silk production, by preventing the moths escaping, the continuity of the silk thread is maintained thus making a smoother finer silk. Ahimsa silk is produced by allowing the silk moth to be released from the cocoon before the silk is reeled. The piercing of the cocoon...

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