Artisanal Eri "Peace" Silk Twill - Mint

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Artisanal Eri "Peace" Silk Twill - Mint - Swatch

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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.

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Width
52in / 132 cm
140 gsm / 4.2 oz/yd²
Fibre
100% Silk
Pantone Colour
16-5106 TCX
Transparency
Completely Opaque
Country of Origin
India

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Ethically Produced Peace Silk

Our supplier focuses on ethical consumption, with fibres and fabric woven by fairly paid weavers and artisans in India. This particular fabric was made from the abandoned cocoons of Eri Silkworms, meaning it is cruelty-free and requires less water to produce than other silk yarns. Only natural and azo-free dyes are used in its production.

Leaf Rating

4-Leaf

Resources

Cruelty-free, certified by ASSOCHAM GEM

Manufacturing

Low impact dyes + Woman-owned and operated artisan co-op,

Usage

Long lifespan + No microplastics from washing

End-Of-Life

Biodegradable

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Care Instructions

Wash

Always pretreat fabric before sewing to remove chemical sizing from the manufacturing process. Pre-washing also gives you a better sense of the true drape and handfeel of a fabric. We recommend washing and drying fabric in the same way you intend to wash your finished garment. Be sure to separate brights and colours, as some dyes and prints may run the first few times you wash them.

Fabric Tips

Use a warm iron to press; a press cloth will help prevent 'shine' left from a too hot iron. Silk tends to be a bit shifty so use an extra sharp pair of shears or rotary cutter and pattern weights to cut your fabric.

Shipping & Returns

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.

We leave a 36 hour buffer before shipping to allow for cancelled orders. Once your order is cut, it is final. For more questions on shipping and returns, consult our Shipping & Returns FAQ.

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Karolina Ratajczyk
Beautiful, versatile, beginner friendly

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!

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Danielle Tremblay
Tissu très doux

Belle couleur

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Amelia reid
Peace silk

Ridiculously beautiful fabric.

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