This fabric was made to be loved. This machine spun eri-silk and khadi cotton blend has a soft cottony feel and basically looks after itself. After a few wears you will notice that hanging up your garment will generally eliminate any odours.
Peace (eri) silk is a cruelty free method that was cultivated in India under the philosophy of ahimsa, or 'do no harm'. When they are worms, our eri spend their days eating organic castor leaves. Once through metamorphosis the silk moths are free to fly away and the yarn is spun from the discarded cocoon. Eri is a strong but light silk and is highly breathable.
Khadi cotton is a handspun, handwoven natural fibre cloth made on a charka spinning wheel, exclusive to South Asia. Khadi cotton was made famous by India's freedom struggle, and the spinning wheel became the symbol of the resistance. The Khadi movement was started by Gandhi and remains a symbol of self reliance, and a source of great pride for India.
We recommend that your piece should be washed sparingly. Although it survives a gentle cycle in the machine, the best results come from a cool water handwash with a non-toxic wool wash. We have received occasional feedback of running dye. Although this is unusual, we recommend washing separately for the first time. Eri-khadi can be ironed on a low heat, or with a cloth guard.