Shop will be closed for 2 weeks for business travel and short vacation. Orders place April 13-27 will be filled April 28, 2015.
Beautiful batts that combine the best in luxury and spinning.
Soft fiber tops in wools you don't see everyday like camel, yak, cashmere, buffalo, suri, gotland and wensleydale; opulent fiber top in Muga silk, Eri silk, cultivated silk hankies, bell caps, and tassar silk (tussah); ecologically friendly Tencel, Nettle, and Himalayan silk; my own satin angora rabbit fibers; Easy to Spin Pima cotton from Joan Ruane.
Unfortunately, some textiles sold as muga, eri, tassar (tusar, tussar) silks are actually counterfeit. In an effort to combat this Silk Mark is a certification mark in India for silk textiles. The mark certifies that the piece of textile which bears the mark is made of pure natural silk. Consumers and the genuine traders of silk had been demanding a measure from Central Silk Board in bringing in a fair practice in the Trade. Silk Mark was launched on 17th June 2004 as a response to the demand.
Spinning Straw into Gold, LLC purchases Muga Silk Sliver/Top, Eri Silk Sliver/Top, and Tassar (Tusar, Tussar) Silk Sliver/Top from a member of the Silk Mark Organization of India (SMOI), a registered society under Karnataka Society Act 1960. SMOI is an initiative of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles and Government of India.
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