Eri/Ahimsa Silk

Add an elegant note to your wardrobe with buttery soft Eri silk sarees that drapes like a dream. 
The word Eri is derived from Era, the Assamese word for castor and is made from worms that feed on the leaves of the castor oil plant. 
Commonly, silk cocoons are boiled with the worm inside to maintain one continuous filament, which results in a smooth and shiny fabric. However, in case of Eri, the silkworm spins short segments of a filament and creates a cocoon that is open at one end – enabling the moth to emerge. Thus giving the wooly white silk the moniker Ahimsa silk or the fabric of peace. This peace silk is therefore a very popular fibre among vegans and Buddhists.
Eri silk has excellent qualities: it is skin friendly, iso-thermal, anti-fungal, bio-degradable and has low environmental impact. It is also a strong, durable fabric. The more it is worn, the softer it gets and is a great textile to be worn all year round.