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Most people quickley tire of hearing about cruelty especially when it is related to products they use and enjoy. This is why it is important to explain that a cruelty-free lifestyle is not about doing without but about intelligent substitution. For most every animal-derived product there are emerging non-violent alternatives. And given a choice, I would like to believe that most sensible people would opt for products untainted by suffereing and death.

Few people know that silk worms wrap themselves up on cocoons made of layers of thread to protect themselves from predators while they mature into butterflies and moths. It is this butterfly baby that is boiled alive and its thread used for silk. It takes the

life of 15 silk moths to produce 1 gram of woven silk., 15 silk moths are either boiled or steamed alive in their cocoons. To produce one hundred grams of pure silk, approximately fifteen hundred chrysalis have to die. One sari uses upto 50,000 dead creatures. If life is the same in all then how much more frightening to wearing the skin of 50,000 murdered animals than one.

Nor is it just cruelty that is involved here. The massive wiping out of these tiny insects adversely affects the ecological balance. Butterflies pollinate many tubular flowers, orchids, for example, cannot grow without them. They devour plant pests like aphids and destroy weeds. In Australia, for example, the cactus moth has been used to clear 60 million acres of prickly pear cactus for farming.

Now we are offering cruelty-free, eco-friendly Ahimsa Silk Sarees and Angavastrams produced without killing the silk warms.

Top : Kusuma Rajaiah ( Inventor ) showing the Ahimsa Silk Saree
Middle : Ahimsa Silk Sarees with Ahimsa Silk Yarn in Cone & Hank form and Cocoons ( The moth is emerged from the cocoon)
Bottom : Ahimsa Silk Angavastram

 
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