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The Silk

Silk used in fabric was first developed in ancient China. Possibly the most beautiful, delicate and lustrous materials ever created. Even after all of those years, little has changed in the way silk is produced.

Despite advances in production method technologies, silk production still very much remains a labour intensive process, and a lot of hard work is involved.

A yard of woven silk cloth needs almost 3,000 silk cocoons. It takes a whole lot of mulberry leaves to produce those cocoons. After eating 200 pounds of leaves, the worms grow 70 times their original size to produce one pound of silk!

The Production

We produce exclusively with a small family business in Como, Italy. With more than 10 years of experience, our supplier creates every model in a very exclusive way, using the digital printing technique and with a rigorous inspection and quality process. All the edges are sewn by hand. We work alongside our suppliers to control every part of the process from dying/printing to quality control to guarantee the highest quality products.


The Packaging  

Being as much eco-friendly as possible, our packaging is 100% plastic-free. Biodegradable, recyclable and reusable (in case you need an extra pencil holder for your desk, or decide to use it as a decoration and put flowers in it).

Our compostable mailers are made from a combination of PBAT, a bio based polymer which is compostable, and PLA which is made up of plant materials such as regular field corn and wheat straw. Our use of PLA makes up barely 0.05% of the annual global corn crop, making it an incredibly low-impact resource. Read on for further certifications and information.

The bags are certified by the leading authorities worldwide; meeting American, European, International and Australian standards – including certifications for your domestic home compost. To gain these certifications, the product must break down within 90 days in commercial compost and 180 days in domestic compost conditions, including worm farm compost. After degradation, they must leave no harmful residues behind.

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