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
Ahimsa Knit – a 100% silk knit with plenty of stretch
Ahimsa Twill – a medium-weight classic twill
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 durable, regular plain weave
Tussah “Mocha” – a rustic yet soft extra-wide tussah silk
Tussah “Light & Bright” – a bright and shiny paperlike silk
Tussah “Matka” – a heavy, durable hand-woven silk with a natural tan color
Tussah “Snowy” – a white, heavy nubbly silk great for bedding
Tussah “Herringbone Twill” – a textured, durable lightweight twill
While not from India, these peace silks promote traditional, sustainable silk raising practices.
Pongee – a crisp, durable champagne colored tussah silk from China
Purity – a lustrous, lightweight gauzy veil
Mist – a stiff organza
Fairytale Veil – the finest of fine silks, like a floaty gossamer web, use as-is without sewing
Each fabric comes on its own page detailing fibre source and quality, shrinkage and suggested uses.