by chhavi sachdev, creative commons

Ahimsa silk? Story on DW’s World in Progress


For many people, clothes made from silk signify beauty and elegance in fashion. But not everyone is aware that the silk worms that create the fine silk thread are actually killed in the production process, when their cocoons are placed in boiling water to obtain the thread. Some silk products are marketed as “Ahimsa” silk, claiming to use a non-violent production method. Here’s my story.
by chhavi sachdev, creative commons
I tried to balance out that the indigenous practices possibly preceded the production of silk. Judge as you will.


About chhavi

A multimedia journalist, Chhavi is passionate about all things radio and is actively spreading the gospel of intelligent content for Indian airwaves.

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