A signature product of North-east India and one of the most eco-friendly textiles, Eri silk is a naturally-occurring non-violent variety of silk. The yarn-making process of this particular silk has been traditionally cruelty-free.
Open and empty cocoons are used to produce the yarns, hence the silkworms do not die in the production of eri silk, unlike other conventional silks. Therefore, it is often also called ahimsa silk or peace silk. However, it is important to remember that all ahimsa/peace silks found in the market today are not eri.
A classic for all seasons and all genders reared and woven by artisans of Assam and Meghalaya, it is one of the most magically sustainable yet comparatively lesser-known natural silks!
Why do we use & promote Eri silk?
Because it is something that people have been using as a light blanket, known as “Eri Chador” for ages but compared to the other silks found in the region, mainly ‘Pat’ (mulberry) and the golden ‘Muga’, Eri has remained an underdog!
The reason? Well, it lacks the sheen of conventional natural silks. However, it has a huge scope to be a popular textile and its goodness is highly untapped!
Why are we in love with it?
Well, why not? A wondrous material has not gotten its due because of its unconventional yet classy, beautiful look! It is time to see its worth. And we are at work for it to happen!
Listed below are some pros of this eco-fabric:
-Soft hand feel
-Fit to wear all year long (Transeasonal)
-Easier to care, compared to other silks
The coolest thing about eri silk is that it keeps you warm in the chill and you need not pack it away when the temperature rises. The thermal properties of eri silk are such that it adjusts with your body temperature, hence keeping you cool in the summers! So here is something you can wrap around yourself all year round!
We aim to bring Eri Silk to the limelight, which is still an underdog in the list of eco textiles and to uplift and empower the rural artisanal communities of North-east India, who have been passing on their skills for its production through generations.