All the silks in the Indian Fabric Portfolio are Organic, fair-trade, eco-friendly natural peace silk.
The included fabrics are:
The Ahimsa Line
Our Ahimsa peace silks are made from a Bangalore heritage strain of cultivated silk spun from breeder cocoons. It is raised and spun on small family farms in southern India. All purchases support the traditional silk-raising practices of these villages.
Ahimsa Soft Spun - a standard plain weave
Ahimsa Lumiere - a lightweight, translucent plain weave
Ahimsa Pearl - a lustrous, drapey silk
Ahimsa Flannel - a medium weight matte, nubbly noil
Ahimsa Satin - a soft pillowy satin
Ahimsa Perfection - a heavy, extra wide taffeta
We carry a variety of tussah and eri silks, semi-cultivated in small villages or gathered in the jungles from the cocoons of wild silkmoths.
Eri White & Wild - a crisp white eri silk
Eri Rustique - a rustic, durable plain weave suitable for a variety of applications
Tussah Light & Bright - a bright and shiny paper-like silk
Mocha - a soft, heavy naturally tan tussah silk
Matka - a heavy, durable hand-woven tussah silk
Spun Honey - a translucent, golden colored tussah silk perfect for nuno felting
While not from India, these peace silks promote traditional, sustainable silk raising practices.
Pongee - a crisp, durable champagne colored tussah silk from China
Purity & Mist - two reeled lightweight silks from Central Asia, available in soft and drapey (“Purity”) or a stiff, raw organza (“Mist”)
Each fabric comes on its own page detailing fibre source and quality, shrinkage and suggested uses.