What Is Peace Silk?

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Here at THE-ACEY we are constantly striving to learn about the processes involved in producing the products we sell. So when our founder Holly discovered Kiss & Tell, a peace silk brand based in Amsterdam we wanted to know what defines peace silk as opposed to traditional silk. We’ve tried to keep it simple for you…

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What's the meaning of Peace Silk?
Peace silk is also known as ‘Ahimsa’ which is a Buddhist term that translates to ‘non violence’. In the context of silk fibre production, "Ahimsa" refers to the ethical treatment of silkworms.


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What is the process of Peace Silk?
The process of peace silk as opposed to traditional silk simply avoids the silk worm from being boiled or pierced to extract the silk fibres, the silk is extracted after the worm has emerged from its cocoon so it can go on to become a butterfly.


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What are the qualities of peace silk?
Peace silk has a rawer more matte finish than traditional silk, it is incredibly luxurious to touch and is wrinkle free. Peace silk fibres are shorter than traditional silk which can sometimes be seen as a disadvantage for designers however we love the natural finish it creates.


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Our new Amsterdam based designer Kiss & Tell only use 100% peace silk to create their beautiful scarves, available here: Kiss & Tell on THE-ACEY


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Shop Kiss & Tell scarves here: Kiss & Tell on THE-ACEY
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