Mum's highest quality rug material is a mix of silk and bamboo fibres.
Bamboo silk fibre is all natural and biodegradable. Fibres are extremely soft and clean, and bamboo silk fibre has a natural shine and softness. Production does not produce any harmful byproduct.
A very fast growing bamboo grass is ready for harvesting within 4 years. Farming of trees to produce fiber does not require pesticides and re-planing is mot needed as bamboos extensive root base sprouts new shoots readily. Because of this, bamboo is considered to be a highly sustainable product.
For the fibres woody stems are crushed and natural enzymes break down the stems so that the fibres can be combed out and spun. This process is very labour-intensive.
This silk bamboo material is for real eco-friends. Producers use the Lyocell process, which uses non-toxics. Process captures and recycles 99.5% of the non toxic chemicals used.
Silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. If well done, silk manufacturing process can be low waste and harmonious process. Funny to say, but silk worms keep raw, gluten-free, dairy free diet which consists only mulberry leaves. The raw silk is produced through fermentation, same like brewing beer..
Silk bamboo is naturally breathable. It is one of the most respected rug materials in the world, also partly used within fashion and textile industry. From consumers’s perspective silkbamboo might be more expensive. It simply costst more to produce.
Elegant, beautiful shine.