Eri Silk, often referred to as the fabric of peace or Ahimsa Silk, is processed without killing thesilkworm.Moths leave the cocoon and then the cocoons are harvested to be spun.
You can find more information what makes Eri Silk so wonderful here.
Peoli's Eri Silk fibre, and Merino wool has been hand-carded, spun and plant-dyed by the artisan women of in Almora in the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayas in Northern India.
All raw materials are ethically sourced and naturally processed using time-honoured techniques and craft traditions of the region. Peoli use harvested rain water, solar energy and locally grown plant dyes as a step towards creating a sustainable system of hand spinning, natural dyeing and hand knitting in Uttarakhand.
Yarn is naturally dyed. These natural, plant-based dyes are soothing for the makers, users and their respective contexts.
Natural hues produce living colour - a unique hue each time, a colour that matures and ages, pays tribute to the Sun, Water, Soil and Wind and celebrates the story of the source from which it has been cultivated.
This fabulous silk-blend wool is soft, warm and absolutely luxurious!
Each wonderful ball of yarn comes with a gorgeous hand-crocheted flower created by the yarn spinner herself. A really lovely touch!
Ingredients: 65% Merino Wool 35% Eri Silk
Gauge: Worsted Weight
Based in Almora in the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayas in Northern India, Peoli was founded by two textile design graduates who work with about 60 women artisans of Almora to develop a range of handmade yarns and textiles.
Carded wool, cotton, silk, nettle and hemp are spun into soft, supple yarn using a hand-held spindle or a Bageshwari Charkha - a foot operated spinning wheel of indigenous make.
Yarn is naturally dyed. These natural, usually plant-based, dyes are soothing for the makers, users and their respective contexts.
Natural dues produce living colour - a unique hue each time, a colour that matures and ages, pays tribute to the Sun, Water, Soil and Wind and celebrates the story of the source from which it has been cultivated.
The philosophy at Peoli has emerged from this love for nature. A strong belief in celebrating indigenous textile traditions to create simple, functional products which balance aesthetics and practicality, craft and contemporary fashion.