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I don't know much about silk, except that the process that makes it includes something to do with worms/caterpillars? Or was that how it was made a long time ago?<br><br><br><br>
Is it "okay" for vegans to wear/use silk do you think?<br><br><br><br>
I was just curious.
 

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Glad you asked.<br><br><br><br>
Silk is an animal product so not OK if you are Vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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To make silk, cocoons are harvested and then boiled. The silkworms inside the cocoons are boiled alive and then separated out from their cocoons, which are unraveled to make silk thread.
 

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You can always look for satin or a polyester "silk" brocade if you like the look/feel but want to avoid the animal product aspect. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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There is such a thing as "Peace Silk" which is made purely from discarded cocoons. I wouldn't have a problem wearing this, personally.<br><br><br><br>
Here's a link with more info:<br><br><br><br>
<a href="http://aurorasilk.com/info/peacesilk.shtml" target="_blank">aurorasilk.com/info/peacesilk.shtml</a><br><br><br><br>
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Thanks. That's good stuff to know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Be careful with satin, though. Sometimes it can be made with silk fibers, according to wikipedia: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satin" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satin</a>
 

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Yes, always check content fibers! When shopping for fabric, it is printed on the lable, or on the website (if online)~ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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