|Thousands of Silkworm Cocoons |
(Photo courtesy of A of Doom)
I happened to run across a great post from www.organicclothing.blogs.com about this exact subject. They supply a LOT of great information.
I'd highly recommend reading their post "Raw & Organic Silk: Facts behind the Fibers" if you're at all interested or concerned about buying silk fabric or goods. I'm going to be sharing their post with my students.
They also have a lot of other informative articles - overall I'd say they were a great resource!
OH, and my conclusion to the question I posed (is silk fabric organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly?), is a big MAYBE. Yes, much of it is... but not all. And probably less-so when gotten from large manufacturing facilities. However, when gotten from thrift stores - that's about the best eco-friendly source I know!