Variety is the spice of life. It entertains us and beguiles us, forever feeding our wonder and curiosity about the world. But variety is also life’s substance. Biodiversity – the variety of life forms on earth – plays an essential role in sustaining the ecosystem services, such as food, water and energy, that we and other life forms depend on. Despite its value, however, biodiversity is threatened by human activities to an extent never seen before. The planet is now on the cusp of its sixth mass extinction and the survival of our species is in question. How has this situation come about and what can we do to change it?
Silk Sample Set-1
Our collection is not limited to forest silks. We also supply mulberry silk, including mulberry peace silk
This set consists of silk fabric swatches of size 3 x 5" in a drawstring bag made with handwoven organic cotton.
Forest or wild silks form an important part of our collection. These are silk from cocoons reared and harvested on trees and are often an important source of livelihood for communities residing near forests in India. Unlike mulberry silks, raising cocoons does not require the use of agriculture land, irrigation and chemicals. India is the biggest producer of forest silks. Tussar, Muga and Eri, are dominant varieties currently found in India.Tussar silk tends to more textured than other silk varieties and is found in different regions of India. Kosa, a variety of tussar, is known for its natural ‘dull golden brown’ hue. The fabric is also cooler than the other varieties and is a lot more porous, therefore, more breathable. Eri silk, with its thermal properties, can be used as an alternative to wool fibre.
The sample set we are offering here includes tussar silk (a forest silk) and mulberry silk. We are hoping to introduce a new sample set with Eri peace silk swatches in the near future.