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  WHY ORGANIC?

 LUXURY, QUALITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

This is the page we want to scream from the rooftops. Why Silx matches quality of product with care for the planet. We know you want quality silk accessories with all of the health benefits they bring to your skin and hair. But why is organic silk better in quality than ordinary silk and why do we believe you should care where that silk has come from? Why is Silx silk better for the environment and for those involved in making our silk accessories? 

 

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES ORGANIC MAKE?

In silk production, silkworms feed off leaves on mulberry trees. So farmers use pesticides and chemicals in the soil to protect their mulberry trees. And yes, that's great for the trees but not for anything or anyone else. They can have serious consequences for the silkworms, from poisoning to death! Plus, they can also harm other animals and wildlife in the vicinity, as well as any vegetable production. Remember, these farmers are not just breeding silkworms. They are also growing vegetables and rearing cattle and poultry in mixed cultivation. By being organic, the high quality and pureness of the silkworm's food (the leaves) has a positive effect on the size of the cocoon and the quality of silk thread. The overall organic process improves soil health for future generations and protects the environment.

 

BETTER QUALITY SILK

All our silk is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified*, monitored and tested every step of production. 100% free of chemical substances, it therefore preserves all of silk's positive health properties. And with access to quality, organic mulberry leaves, the cocoons grow big and strong, leading to extra-long silk filaments that can be unreeled in almost endless threads and spun into silk that is even in texture and colour. So, whether you're wearing it in your hair or putting it over you face or eyes, our silk will be the best.

 

WELFARE OF THE WORKERS

We don't just feel a responsibility to those that wear our silk, there's also a responsibility to those that make them. Which is why our factory complies with the Fair Wear Foundation Code of Conduct. That means those that work there are paid a fair wage and work in proper conditions.

 

GOTS CRITERIA 

We also want to make the distinction between organic and certified organic. A product could contain less than 1% organic ingredients and still claim to be ‘organic’, but the regulations for GOTS certified organic products are very different.⁣ *To obtain the GOTS “organic” label, a product must:
1. Contain at least 95% organic fibre.
2. Not be treated with bleach or any other toxic substances.
3. Be coloured with nontoxic dyes.
4. Be produced in a mill that enforces strict social and environmental standards, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect.