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I share my maternal great-grandmother’s love for silk. She loved the opulence of silk - the sublime lustre, the grandiose decadence, the sheer genius of the soft yet strong material; a perfect representation of her personality.

Silks were her favourite and through narrating countless stories and adventures she passed her fascination down to me. Even her name was the Urdu namesake of silk. Called Resham Rani Varma, her first name Resham is the Urdu word for silk and her middle name Rani literally translates to queen. For the first couple of years in her life, she truly lived like a princess and was only dressed in silks. She started wearing other materials only after she was a little older.

Each time we create something out of our beautiful silk, it’s an ode to our emotional connect threaded together with a celebration of her love and legacy.

Why is our silk so special ? 

 

Our Ahimsa Silk is certified Organic, Fair-trade and Cruelty-free ; the highest grade in terms of both luxury and sustainability. 

Our beloved Organic Peace Silk is responsibly produced with the highest standards of ethics and a serious commitment to support + preserve sustainable livelihoods and ecological biodiversity.

 

Peace Silk, also known as Ahimsa Silk is produced in a way that allows the silk worms to hatch and leave before using the cocoons left behind to create our silk. This way of producing silk not only allows them to complete their life cycle and fly away as butterflies, but also utilises less water compared to conventional silk. 

 

 

The entire process of producing silks is organic i.e. without the use of any harmful  chemical fertilisers, insecticides or herbicides. This translates to a much slower process of silk production which is healthier for the native biodiversity as well as the people involved in production. 

 

 

The practice of organic, biodynamic agriculture in the silk farm has led to an increase in pollination and improved the surrounding environment in the long term, leading to a return of lost native species in the area. 

 

Our beautiful silk is certified by: 

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres.

It defines and requires compliance with strict ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain

This standard stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecological and labour conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials. Organic production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic, persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilisers. In addition, it includes welfare standards for animal husbandry and prohibits genetically modified organisms.

A GOTS Certification helps to ensure compliance towards each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information : https://global-standard.org/

World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)

The WFTO Guarantee System ensures that all certified organisations are truly Fair Trade Enterprises in all aspects.

A fair trade certification ensures fair wages, safe working conditions as well as a serious commitment to support + preserve sustainable livelihoods and ecological biodiversity. This translates to a tangible difference within supply chains and includes the allocation of funds for community development. 

This means they are aligned with our code of ethics and pioneer models of business that put people and planet first with the hope of building back better. 

These enterprises transform local communities, pioneer upcycling and social enterprise, celebrate and empower women leadership, champion refugee rights and practice organic farming. Their impact goes far and wide, demonstrating that a better world is possible.

For more information : https://wfto.com/

Organic Content Standard (OCS) 

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a standard for tracking the presence and amount of organic material in a final product. It tracks the flow of a raw material and verifies that the organic content is consistently maintained from farm to final product. It requires that each organisation along the supply chain take sufficient steps to ensure that the integrity and identity of the input material is preserved.

For more information :  Organic Content Standard 

National Program for Organic Production (NPOP)

The APEDA, Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India has implementing the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP). The programme involves the accreditation of Certification Bodies, implementation of standards for organic production as well as the promotion of organic farming. The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system have been recognised by The European Commission and Switzerland for unprocessed plant products as equivalent to their home country standards.

For more information : https://apeda.gov.in/ 

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