We're deeply proud to offer this beautiful, artisanally produced textile. Made from eri silk and spun and loomed by a woman-owned and operated co-op located in India, this gorgeous fabric has a distinct twill weave and comes in a rainbow of soft pastel shades. Unlike traditional silk, eri silk (also known as "peace silk") is harvested _after _the silk worms have woven their cocoon. The moths are not harmed in the process and fly away when their cocoon is complete. As a result, eri fibres aren't a continuous length, which results in a slubby yet soft texture, loaded with character and dimension. Midweight with a soft drape, it's exceptional thermoregulation properties will keep you cool in summer, warm in the winter, and swaddled in this very special silk all year long. We suggest it for button-down shirts, blouses, flowy dresses and loose-fitting trousers. Fully opaque, it does not require a lining.
Cruelty-free, certified by ASSOCHAM GEM
Low impact dyes + Woman-owned and operated artisan co-op,
Long lifespan + No microplastics from washing
From our studio in beautiful Montreal, Canada, we are delighted to ship to makers worldwide. Shipping is free on U.S. and Canadian orders over $150. U.S. and Canadian orders ship in 3-7 business days, and international orders take between 12-40 days. That said, all additional customs and duties that may be collected at the border are the sole responsibility of the customer.
We are committed to investing in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. We offset our carbon footprint by contributing funds to forest conservation projects for every package shipped.
I used it to make a princess seam dress with a half circle skirt. The fabric is both crisp and drapey, so it makes it very versatile. I was worried it would only work for shirts because of how crisp it is, but I found out that it's the kind of fabric that will work for almost any project! The princess seams pressed beautifully (the fabric feels almost starchy when you iron it with steam, that helps), and the skirt draped just as beautifully. It's a very beginner friendly fabric, except it's maybe too expensive for a complete beginner! I would definitely want to purchase more of it for the next project, so hopefully it goes on sale sometime!
Ridiculously beautiful fabric.