is silk bad for the environment?



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    Commercial silk is made by boiling the silkworm’s cocoons. Unfortunately, this results in the silkworms being boiled to death. Dyeing is another problem associated with silk fabric. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified a majority of the chemicals associated with the dyeing process as carcinogenic.

    Fact: Certain fabrics can take hundreds of years or more to break down in a landfill. We’re fortunate enough that silk is actually biodegradable.

    For more information on Silk and the Environment, please refer to the following link:

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