Why Silk Isn’t Vegan

Silk production requires killing the caterpillars, thus silk isn’t vegan. Collect cocoons with silkworms inside of them. Sort cocoons by color, size, shape, etc. The cocoons are boiled alive to extract the thin strands of silk. In general, 15 silkworms are killed to make a gram of silk thread, and 10,000 are killed to make

How Is Tussah Silk Harvested

Tussah silk is harvested from the wild silk moths instead of the cultivated moths used for the white, smooth silks. Some cocoons are still collected from the wild, usually after the moths have hatched. The cocoons are dried in the sun to kill the silkworms. After that, cocoons are boiled to extract the silk yarn