About Eri Silk:
Eri silk is a naturally occurring protein fibre secreted by the caterpillar Samia Ricini which feeds on the Eri or castor plants found abundantly in the North-Eastern region of India. After the adult moth leaves the cocoon, the empty Eri cocoons undergo further processing to be converted to Yarn either through the manual (hand-spun) or mechanized (mill spun) process and is further woven into fabric in a handloom.
The woven fabric is dense, strong and durable and coarseness depends on the yarn. The fabric is breathable, odorless, isothermal, good UV Protection, anti-fungal/ anti-bacterial with the low carbon footprint.
Our fabrics are naturally dyed with alum as mordant. No other chemicals/ pesticides/ synthetics are used during the entire process.
Our entire enterprise is social and community driven.
Eri silk has been termed to be one of the most sustainable fabrics in the world.
- Dry Clean (or) Hand Wash Separately with Cold Water
- Do not use Hard Water.
- Use Natural and Neutral Detergents (e.g. Soapnut Powder)
- Do not soak
- Dry under shade
- Natural Colours may bleed.