We've had a lot of questions asking the production of the silk at Eastern Weft, so we've put our heads together to collect all the facts about how we produce our silk.
Silk is widely regarded as the most beautiful of all textiles. Most variaties of silk, for example from Japan or Italy, use various refining methods to produce perfect silk strands. In Laos, the silk is pure, natural silk that is organically harvested, our silkworms are bred in the wild and not temperature controlled factories. The final product is bumpy, irregular threads and linen like in texture.
Once all the silk has been reeled from the cocoons into yarn, it is ready for dyeing. The art of natural dyeing has existing for centuries and we are proud to continue this tradition. We always source local materials that are in season, working in harmony with the environment. Coconut husk, marigolds, indigo and flowers are among some of the natural materials we use, we do not use artificial dyes.
Once these dyes are collected, they are boiled in large pots and the silk threads are added. They are removed and spun onto small spools ready for weaving which are in turn woven into fabric.
All Eastern Weft silk products are all made from Laos organic silk and are available on our online shop.