Traditionally silk is produced by boiling the cocoons of silkworms, unwinding the strand so the silk fibres don’t break – however, this means that the silkworm dies in the process. Meanwhile peace silk is a process that allows the silkworm to emerge from the cocoon and complete its natural life cycle. The empty cocoons are then used to produce silk. Which means that, although some peace silk may be created with imperfections, it represents a much more humane way to harvest the fibre.
Our Scarves are made from 100% Peace Silk.
Tencel is a cellulose fibre, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning. Before it is dried, wood chips are mixed with a solvent to produce a wet mixture.
Wood and pulp from certified and controlled sources like sustainably managed plantations. Tencel has incredible absorption characteristics and is 50% more absorbent than cotton, It’s breathable, absorbs moisture and is soft on the skin.
Linen is an amazing fabric: it’s not only wonderful to wear, but is also the oldest known fabrics, as well as one of the most sustainable!
Linen comes from the flax plant. The plants go through a process called “retting” to help separate the fibres. Flax is a bast fibre, which means that the structure is basically a bunch of long fibres inside of a thicker tube. The retting breaks down the outside and the “glue” holding the fibres together, which then allows the fibres to be separated, spun, and woven or knit.
Linen is absorbent, breathable, and stronger than cotton. The fibres are porous, and it’s great at keeping you cool in the summer but it can also be insulating in colder temperatures.