healthy luxury • sustainable & fair • made with love
Eri silk rearing in Meghalaya means that no silk worm dies because of making clothing from silk fibers. This silk is also known as Peace Silk
The women in Meghalaya spin, dye and weave in the style of old craftsmanship environment friendly and sustainable by nature
Silk is the most valuable and most pleasant natural fiber in the world. It is manufactured by hand with a lot of love. Silk textiles are worth their price
It is urgently necessary to create new possibilities for earn a living. A good chance is the silk rearing practiced by the women since centuries for their own needs. This will help the women and future generations to create a new livelihood.
We support the organic silk rearing in Meghalaya and a sustainable and fair textile manufacturing.
Advantages of Meghalaya Silk
So we develop fair produced and wonderful textiles from eri silk. Indulge in the luxury of healthy silk clothing - for the welfare of the indigenous people in Meghalaya and for your joy!
Andreas Möller trained 20 weavers and designers in the basic use of the new frame loom, The training took place on the Sericulture Farm in Nongpoh for four weeks.
Ten Flying8 looms have been brought into the workshop of the Handloom Association. The first action was that each two participants completed the looms with shafts, pedals and heddles. After two weeks the looms have been ready for weaving and on Friday, 3rd February Andreas could weave the first wfts with one of the Flying8 looms. Step by step all the ten looms were completed and the 20 people learned the basic methos to weave with this system.
Today they celebrated the successful ending of the training.
The new year has started now and we start also our work in MEG again. In January the second training for weavers will take place in Nongpoh. Andreas Möller will teach for four weeks the women in using the Flying8 loom to produce high quality silk fabrics on it.
In Shillong we will continuing the planning of the next steps this year. A Leipzig based designer, Catherine Allié, will be with us to discuss possibilities of designing simple but longlasting woman's clothes made of eri silk.
In June 2016 we came together in Shillong to create a plan for this project. This was the beginning of the activities to work in and for Meghalaya.
In August the first step was done: The handweaver Andreas Möller from Hamburg started the training to build a Flying8 loom. It took place in Umden (Ri-Bhoi-District). The group of the trainees was very well selected. Weavers, weaving teachers and carpenters were cooperating well in building the first Flying8 loom in Asia. After four days of building the Flying8 loom was 100% ready to weave.
High-quality silk textiles from sustainable and social fair production made by high-levelled handicrafts at acceptable prices