Monday, 11 April 2011

Ahimsa Silk : Is it really Non-Violent

Ahimsa Silk, also known as Peace Silk, is processed from cocoons without killing the pupae inside.

The main Arguments Against Ahimsa Silk are the two:

1. If the pupa is allowed to hatch, they will become caterpillars, it is impossible to feed so many. Thus instead of killing individual caterpillars, the offsprings are being killed.

2. In Eri Silk also, majority of the worms are starved to death after hatching. They are not flying off into woods.

As the Author says "I think it's mathematical sleight-of-hand to justify a high sale price for second-tier yarns"

Please read the full article here.

Similar Argument is given that Recycled polyester is more enviroonmentally sustainable than cotton. Read here

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