Flannel Ahimsa™

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This Flannel Ahimsa is often called "raw silk" in the fashion trade, the true designation of this fabric is noil silk. It is a very versatile Peace silk, spun thick and nubbly like cotton, with a matte surface and drapey hand.

This fabric crinkles into a lovely texture with water washing and tumble drying.

This substantial fabric is the closest I have found to the original "Raw Silk" that I could buy as a teenager to make silk clothes that were elegant but not shiny. Day wear as opposed to the shiny satins for evening. Solid and strong, this fabric will last a long time and is easy to care for as it's machine washable, with no ironing needed.

Fabric Information

  • Fibre content: 100% Peace silk. Warp is spun Eri wild silk and weft is Bombyx mori Peace silk noil. Organic.
  • Source: Rural India, small family farms
  • Width: 46"
  • Weight per linear yard: 7 oz
  • Commonly used for: dresses, shirts, pants, pillows
  • Weft (width) shrinkage: 6%
  • Warp (length) shrinkage: 8%
  • Recommended care: Machine wash: gentle cycle, warm water, mild soap.  Tumble dry on low heat.  For smoothest finish, iron from barely damp state on "wrong" side of fabric.
Flannel Ahimsa 100% Silk Fabric.

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