Silk filament from the cocoon of the Bombyx mori - mulberry silkworm or mulberry silk moth
Peace silk, also known as Ahimsa silk is the vegan, humane way of cultivating silk fibres. Unlike conventional silk, the pupa which forms the cocoon is allowed to hatch, leaving a hole in the cocoon as it makes its way out as a moth. This requires an extra ten days in the process, as opposed to fifteen minutes for inhumane silk. The hole in the continuous silk filament cocoon causes it to be broken into countless pieces, and only one sixth of peace silk fibre can be yielded for further processing. In terms of economics, peace silk is considerably more expensive than conventional silk due to its labour intensive and low yielding properties.