VEGAN SILK VS SILK
Silk is a natural fibre renowned for its shine and soft feel making it a highly sought after, luxury textile. As beautiful as this fabric is, there is a dark side to the production of silk that might come as a shock to some silk devotees.
Traditional silk is almost entirely derived from the cocoons of domesticated silkworms called ‘bombyx mori’. Silk is the fibre that silkworms weave to make the cocoons that they live in during their pupal stage.
Silk workers commonly boil or gas the cocoons to unravel them, allowing workers to access the threads that the silk yarn will be spun from. During this process, worms are often boiled or gassed alive. Silk can also be made by killing the worms just before they begin spinning the cocoons and extracting their silk glands. An estimated 6,600 worms are needed to make just one kilogram of silk.
At touché we pride ourselves on being 100% cruelty free and firmly believe that you can say no to animal cruelty and still enjoy the things you love. Our signature fabric, deemed vegan silk, has a beautiful sheen finish and is just as luxurious as silk but far more ethical and sustainable. Our fabric is made purely from eucalyptus pulp so you can sleep easy knowing that no silk worms were harmed in the making of our product.