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From gathering of empty cocoon shells, to the end product, this creation is simply pure! No pesticide, chemicals, or modern machines were used during any of the production process – starting with the patient wait for silk worms to live out their life cycles, metamorphose into moths and vacate their cocoons, to attaching of the final trimmings.

Cruelty-free means no silk worms were killed or harmed in the silk making process. A minimalist design complements its luxurious texture & fine elegance. Low impact in every sense, including water usage, this product may be down-to-earth, but for your table it’s pure indulgence!


  • 100% organic, cruelty-free silk
  • Hand-spun and hand-woven on bamboo looms by indigenous women weavers from Northeast India
  • Undyed - colors are natural colors of the cocoon
  • Dry clean recommended 
  • Can also be used for buffets or kitchen islands


A Fair Trade product. Hand-made by artisans in India.

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How It's Made

We carry a range of elegant, hand-woven silk products from an artisan cooperative from Northeast India which employs indigenous women. The silk woven by weavers is known as ahimsa or peace silk; silk worm cocoons are collected only after the moths have emerged, unlike in the production of most commercial silks. This results in a greater degree of fiber purity, emphasizing the natural luster of the silk. Each step of creating these products is carried out locally—from nurturing silk worms to knotting the last silk thread on a finished piece. Community members are employed to care for silk worms, collect and process raw cocoons, spin yarn, color with eco-friendly dyes or make and apply all-natural plant dyes, and weave fabric. In this way, each step of the process supports local artisan livelihood. Silk fabric is woven on frame looms. These looms are crafted using bamboo and other locally available materials. The artisan carefully strings threads vertically upon the loom. She then weaves horizontal interlacing threads in decorative patterns. The natural tones and textures of the silk fibers are highlighted by the different weaves the artisan incorporates in her work. Silks are available in various beautiful patterns, undyed or dyed with eco-friendly and plant based dyes.

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