Indian designers need to show awareness and develop sympathy. The delicate body that sizzles on the ramp, wearing silken fabrics has negative vibrations zooming around them. The fabrics are the result of severe cruelty inflicted on some important creatures that are part of Nature. Beware! Makers of the luxury market! You could as well use saner methods to make the fashion world of dazzling beauties. Ethical considerations have engulfed the production sector, and compassion is a highly valued trait in business now. Businessmen have turned philanthropists. In the field of personal wear and lifestyles also ethics need to play the dominant role.
One good thing leads to the other. Liking turns to the driving force, once an individual acquires knowledge about the dark facts related to the colorful silk saris. A silk sari is the grave yard for 50,000 silk worms. Once you become know these facts, can the positive vibrations in your heart sustain the negative vibrations surrounding your skin? Any sensitive individual would not like to be a supporter of such a cruel apparel-culture.
Mahatma Gandhi gave to the world the philosophy of Ahimsa in the modern times. Ahimsa is the corner stone of religions like Buddhism and Jainism. Gandhiji’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi, vice-chairperson of Gandhi Smriti, doesn’t wear any silks. Gandhiji was vegetarian on all counts, his food, his simple apparel, his footwear etc.
Awareness leads to alternative options and this idea is catching up with many a renowned designers and giants of the apparels. Making of the Tassar Silk and Palu Saris is done in an eco-friendly, non-violent and sustainable way of getting then silk required for it. This silk is the product extruded by a domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori. It feeds on mulberry leaves only. No killing of millions of silk moths is involved. In manufacturing of the silk saris the larvae is boiled alive, centrifuged or roasted. The female moths have to suffer extreme form of cruelty. They are cut open, on their laying eggs for the next generation, to check for any diseases.
Ahimsa Silk is gaining popularity at the national and international levels. This is the most encouraging trend along with people switching over to the vegetarian trends in food habits as well. Bad habits are contagious, so are the god habits! Ahimsa silk kurtas and Ahimsa silk saris are now a craze with the elite. Ask designers like Wendell Rodricks, Deepika Govind, Samant Chauhan and Anita Dongre who have taken the lead to popularize vegan choices.
A small beginning once, has a great following and admirers now. Vegan and Ahimsa are by no means cheap. Celebrities are in the race to outsmart each other, in adopting Ahimsa silk. The trend has turned out to be a craze from Mumbai to New York. This is termed as responsible luxury. Jemina Khan promotes ‘vegan’ clothes. In Oscar this year, James’s Cameron’s wife dazzled in an Ahimsa Silk gown, an aqua blue marvel. Hyderabad-based Kusuma Rajaiah is the man behind the Ahimsa Silk. He is the patent holder as well.
With all the above information do you still wish to wear a silk sari or a silk kurta? You own the curse of 50,000 worms, which have paid with their lives for your sinful dress!