December 1st, 2016
Raw Silk Spinning
Eliminating any machine processing methods, results in the silk fibres maintaining a high level of sericin. Sericin is the outer protein layer found on silk fibres which gives it strength, durability, softness, and flexibility.
Zee Silk after being washed
Zee Silk is hand washed in a bath of tropical fruits that are local to the area and placed in the sunshine to dry. We do not sure any detergents or drying machines, as these can be harmful to the fibre, causing it to weaken. Avoiding the use of detergents allows for the silk to maintain it’s natural properties and supports a healthy environment for our weavers. This also ensures that no pollutants are released into the soil or waterways of the farming community where the rugs are produced.