Welcome (you) to my blog. And welcome (me) to blogging! I have never blogged before and I am already a bit confused about the interface but I'm sure my site will be glossy and marvelous in no time. I want to write about the uses and origins of silk. I will be working with silk this month and this has sparked my interest in ethical silk and therefore ethical fashion more broadly. This is a timely concern considering the recent 'fast fashion' factory collapse in India.
I am also interested in the durable and luxurious fabrics we wear and furnish our homes with. My partner is vegan (aspirational) and I have been increasingly moving away from animal based foods and wares. I was shocked to learn that popular industry methods of obtaining silk were fairly gruesome. And there you have the seed of an idea for this blog!
I will be simultaneously investigating the amazing qualities of silk, working creatively with silk as well as other mediums, and attempting to find out to what extent ethical, or 'peace silk' is readily available, and in fact truly ethical.