With a trapezoidal, A-line silhouette, the wide cut body is contrasted with feminine elements like the boat-neck and bias-cut sleeves. This style in an earthy ochre chambray.
- Boat-neckline and a keyhole closure in the back. Finished with a hand beaten brass button
- Dropped shoulders and bias-cut sleeves
- Falls to just above the knee with curved hem. The back hem is slightly longer than the front
- Made exclusively from peace, or non-violent, silk - no silk worm is harmed in the making of this silk
- Hand woven and beautifully soft eri silk that becomes softer with wear
- Fabric: 100% silk - eri silk
- Handfeel: Soft & very slightly slubbed
- Care: Gentle hand wash in cold water. Do not soak. Drip dry in shade.
- Origin: Assam, India
The model is 5'8" and wears S/M
HANDMADE FABRICS PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Cross-body measurements taken flat so double where necessary; +/- a tolerance inherent to hand made clothing.
Conventional silk is produced through boiling silk worms in their cocoons, killing some 6,000 worms to produce 1 kg (2 pounds) of silk. Peace silk, also known as non-violent silk, is a sustainable and ethical approach to silk production which does not involve harming or killing the silk worm. A cottage industry, the production of peace silk supports a wide and varied eco-system of women and men farmers, spinners, weavers and dyers.
Our Peace Silk Collection brings together a diverse range of silks and artisans from India's northeastern rural villages. Once the moths have hatched the cocoon, the cocoons are collected by women silk farmers, then spun, yarn-dyed and woven. This collection includes domesticated mulberry and eri silk, wild tussar and balkal silks, as well as the waste silk generated by regular silk production, like raw silk.
Silk spun and woven in this way retains properties lost during conventional means of silk production. Peace silk is less lustrous than typical silk, but is incredibly soft and has a rich, slubbed texture and an incredible drape. It retains warmth in winter and breathes in the heat so is comfortable to wear year round. Any variations or irregularities are part of the design and inherent to the production process.
STORY OF COLLECTION
These everyday pieces, crafted in incredibly soft peace silk, celebrate the humane side of silk production - no silk worm was harmed in the creation of this collection.
One of the world’s most luxurious textiles, coveted for millennia, and with a global trade route named in it’s honour, is created from the protein secretions of the silk worm. Within conventional silk production, as a thanks for all her hard work, the worm is boiled alive to preserve the integrity of the long, silk filament fibres.
The beauty of peace silk, on the other hand, is not only that the moth can hatch before the cocoon is harvested, but also the texture and drape of the shorter staple & delicately slubbed cloth. We adore it - after some wear it feels like a second skin.
Refined in silhouette & colour palette and timeless in style; these pieces are designed for comfort & movement throughout the seasons, lasting beyond any trends.
Harvested, spun, dyed & woven in India’s northeast & stitched by brothers Parvez & Lal in Delhi.