I am back in the UK and enjoying the cool weather.
My trip was inspiring in very many ways, and I can't wait to share some images with you. Firstly though, here's a sneak peek of the ss 12 pieces that I will put online for sale in the next few days.
Most of these garments are made up with ahimsa silk, an ethical fabric developed in India.
I love the appearance of ahimsa, it is more earthy-looking than conventional silk (the silk filament of the ahimsa is broken and can only be hand-spun), but it retains the same properties: low conductivity and high absorbency,making it a perfect fibre for both cool and hot climates.
Ahimsa is also one of the Yamas (5 abstensions) in the ancient text 'The Yoga Sutras' by Patanjali.
it is a Sanskrit word and it translates in English as 'the avoidance of violence': non-violence towards others and one's self, as well as in thought, word and deed.
in Buddhism and Jainism ahimsa also means non-violence towards every human being, plants and insects included.