Organic bamboo and wild tassar handspun blended yarn. Natural in colour. Eco Yarn.
Organic bamboo and wild tassar handspun blended yarn. Natural in colour. Eco Yarn.
Organic bamboo and wild tassar handspun blended yarn. Natural in colour. Eco Yarn.

Organic bamboo and wild tassar handspun blended yarn. Natural in colour. Eco Yarn.

Regular price £12.99

Handspun natural bamboo and wild tassar silk blended yarn. A unique yarn to us. Handmade in Odisha in India by a group of village women we support.

Bamboo yarn is a cellulose fibre extracted from naturally grown bamboo. It is antibacterial and naturally eco friendly. The fibres are also extracted without harming the plant. Tassar silk is called a wild silk. This natural born colour is produced where two types of silk worm feed on two different plants and the silk is then spun together. 

Tassar Silk is produced by the larvae of several species of silk worms found in wild forests eating off the trees they live on. 

In conventional cultivated silk the cocoons are boiled with the larvae still inside, however if the cocoons are boiled after the larvae have left them, the silk made is then called non-violent silk, wild silk, organic silk and Ahimsa Silk.

This handspun natural yarn is very like the eri and tassar we sell here, a little chunkier, variegated and lightweight and handspun in rural villages using ancient techniques. The production of this yarn has enabled these women and families to use their existing skills in their homes providing work in the most poorest parts of India. No chemicals were used in the production of these yarns. 

We sell this yarn in skeins of 100g approx which is approx 400 yards in length.