Finding an alternative: Peace Silk
Over the years we have used a mix of traditional silk and Peace Silk. Peace Silk is made the same way as commercial silk, but the silkworms are instead able to turn into moths and emerge naturally from their cocoons. The silk is then gathered from the forests after the moths have flown away.
Although Peace Silk causes no harm to silkworms, we have experienced issues with using it. The method results in broken silk threads that must be woven back together. We have found it difficult to source the quality and quantity of Peace Silk we need to produce our garments.
Synthetic spider silk: The future of silk
Our dedication to innovation means we are always looking for new ways of bringing sustainability into our design methods, while also creating the most beautiful product possible. A partnership with technology innovator Bolt Threads is allowing us to do exactly that with silk.
Bolt Threads, a biotechnology company based in California, is creating the next generation of advanced materials. It is changing the future of silk as we know it – and it all starts with nature.