Hello! Have you ever heard about “peace silk”?
The better definition of this variety of silk I have found in a sustainable fashion glossary is ” a method of breeding and harvesting silk without violence, and it allows the completion of the metamorphosis of the silkworm to the butterfly, so that no animal has to suffer or die for fashion”.
Basically the traditional process of silk production involves boiling the intact cocoons of silkworms to prevent silk fibers from breaking but this practice obviously translates into silkworms dying.
There is a few clothing brands operating in this segment and committed to produce garments using peace silk. One of these is Minzkou an American company specialized in this type of silk but also more broadly involved in sustainability by aiming to produce garments with less amount of energy as well as giving minimum amount of waste output and creating biodegradable packaging for their products.
You can browse among their silk collection, as expected you might find products are quite expensive but it is no suprise that silk is one of the most pricey fabrics due to complexity of the manufacturing process.
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