Conventional silk is made by boiling silkworms. It has recently been discovered that so-called ‘peace silk’ (sometimes called ‘ahimsa silk’ which is Sanskrit for ‘do no harm’) can in some circumstances, also cause the silkworms to die, as they chew their way out of the cocoon – but are too tired to find food.
Cupro is a new material created from leftover cotton that is too small to go through the milling machine. It looks and feels like silk (most real silk is made by boiling silkworms and even ‘peace silk’ can leave tired silkworms to die on the floor, too exhausted to find food). Whether your cupro is eco-friendly or not depends on the cotton used, but it’s all leftover and biodegradable. Like this pretty top or dress or flared cupro trousers.
This yellow ‘vegan silk’ gathered dress is in 3 sizes. A gathered dress, it’s perfect for formal occasions, weddings and cocktails. The stylish assymetric dress features gathers on one side, and adjustable shoulder straps to guarantee a perfect fit. Wash cold and only when necessary. Line dry and iron at low/medium temperature, going in between the gathers.