What is Buttersilk™ made from?

Buttersilk™ is a type of silk that is produced in a way that does not harm the silkworms. Unlike traditional silk production, where the silkworms are killed in the cocoon in order to obtain the silk fibres, peace silk is made by allowing the silkworms to hatch naturally and emerge from the cocoons before the silk is harvested. 

What makes Buttersilk™ special?

This process is more time-consuming and labour-intensive, but it does not harm the silkworms making it a more ethical and sustainable alternative to traditional silk production, as it does not involve the killing of silkworms.

The process of producing Buttersilk™ begins with the breeding of silkworms. After the silkworms have spun their cocoons, they are allowed to hatch into moths.

Once the moths have emerged, the cocoons are harvested and the silk fibres are obtained through a process called degumming. This process involves boiling the cocoons in a solution of soapy water to remove the sericin, a gummy substance that binds the silk fibres together.

The cleaned silk fibres are then spun into thread, which can be woven or knitted into fabric, which is then cut and sewn into our Signature Buttersilk™ Pillowcases.