To Tell You the Stories Behind Our Luxury Fiber
Welcome to Meghalaya: The Home of Eri Silk
Our state has an eco-system that makes Eri silk. Eri silk fiber is native to our people and land of Meghalaya, India. In fact, everything from the perennial plants that feed the silkworms.
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The Industrious Women Behind Eri Silk
The women who raise the silkworms process, spin, dye, and weave with this surprisingly different fiber. The silkworm farming is done in village homes using traditional methods. These ancient traditions will die without regeneration and expanding markets for Eri silk. Our weekly newsletter shares behind the scenes.
Eri Has Some Wonderful Qualities
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Eri Silk from Meghalaya
So far, Eri silk has Largely Gone Unnoticed.
And since Not Many Makers are aware of Eri, this tradition will slowly die.
1. The middlemen who come from the neighboring state to buy the cocoons set the price and profitability for the farmer is meek.
2. Fast Fashion has entered Meghalaya. The younger generation does not see the value of the slow-made, hand-made, eco-friendly fiber.
3. Instead the younger women want to buy fast made synthetic yarns and fabrics from China.
4. The younger women can’t find a market for selling their yarn and handwoven products.
5. Because of low sales, the skill of natural dyeing with plants is not being passed from mother to daughter.
6. Lack of opportunity is causing people to lose hope in this wonderful part of their culture.
We’re Excited, Because Conscious Makers Like You Are Starting to Notice