Non-violent silk by Cocccon

Non-violent silk or Ahimsa silk is silk fabrics and yarns that are produced without killing silkworms. AHIMSA is a Sanskrit term for the principal of non-violence, which reflects the attitude of mankind towards animals and nature in many eastern religions.

Cocccon, Creativity can care presents a beautiful collection of silk garments and scarfs.

Silk by Project Cocccon is made with a lot of love and care. The entire process respects strict social and ecological standards.

Sericulture is done under the natural environment. Trees, where caterpillar grows or live, are not treated with any kind of insecticide, fungicide, and genetic spray. To safeguard them from other insects, birds, or Animals, the entire tree is covered by a large cotton-net, quite similar to a mosquito net.

Once caterpillars develop into cocoons, they are kept in a safer place till pupae come out of cocoon in the form of a beautiful Butterfly.

This process makes production slower than normal sericulture but this is very important for our philosophy of Non-violent silk production.

Once Butterflies leave their cocoons, degumming is done naturally without using any toxic chemical. A common process of ´´Silk- weighting´´ to make silk yarns 3-4 times heavier by using toxic salts of metal including Chromium, Barium, Lead, Iron, or sodium magnesium is not practiced and completely banned in our production.

Sometimes Hydrogen Peroxide is used to make different shades of silk yarn uniform. This is eco-friendly and approved by REACH  GOTS.

Yarns are developed manually or by solar spinning machine. Weavers and printers are working under clean & hygienic conditions. Working hours and salary are as per ILO norms.