What is Peace Silk and how does it differ from conventional silk?
Conventional silk production involves boiling the cocoon while the live silk worm is still inside. This cruel method of retrieving the silk threads is widespread because it allows it to be extracted quickly and easily. Silk needs to be produced in as little time as possible in order to meet the demands of the ‘fast fashion’ industry, where luxury silk scarves and accessories continue to be popular.
According to Peta, approximately 6,600 silk worms are boiled alive just to make 1kg of silk (peta.org.uk) Unfortunately this cruel method of manufacturing silk is not well known to the consumer and people are unwittingly purchasing silk produced this way. Thankfully there is a much kinder alternative.
Peace silk, (or Ahimsa silk, as it is also known) is produced from silk threads that have been extracted only once the silk worm has emerged from its cocoon as a fully formed moth. This kinder method of silk making allows the silk worm to complete its full life cycle. The silk threads are then collected from empty cocoons by hand and woven into silk threads. This silk harvesting method is much more time consuming, but the silks produced are just as beautiful, if not more so, because they have been produced without causing harm to the silk worm.
How we use Peace Silk.
Jennr silk scarves are produced in small batches using peace silk produced in GOT certified mills in Greater Noida, India.
The manufacturing process is much slower and involves fair and ethical working conditions. This is not Fast Fashion!
Read more about the company that supply our silk here: https://www.aaeco.net/aboutus.htm
Have a look at Jennr Scarves made using only 100% Organic Peace Silk: