At Thai Silk Magic we pride ourselves on the creaton of totally natural chemical free silk fabrics. Safe for everyone and our environment.
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However, it’s a very time consuming process and with everything being handmade, it is difficult to achieve conomies of scale. Unlike the mass-produced fibers like nylon where huge factories churn out thousands of meters each and every day enabling nylon to be sold at much cheaper prices than handmade silk.
Fabric textiles like Nylon have had a spectacular growth but only now is it being realized just how “unsafe” and “co-unfriendly” this fiber really is. Wallace Hume Carothers was the creator of nylon but sadly his life ended in tragedy.
“In use now for over seventy years, “the miracle fiber” has drawbacks, especially in its environmental impact. Because it is a synthetic, it is not biodegradable and creates nitrous oxides 300 times more noxious than carbon dioxide. The production of nylon requires crude oil and considerable energy, though many nylon producing companies, including DuPont, have programs to recycle and reuse nylon tires and carpets.”
Read more of this fascinating story at The Story of Nylon
Did you now the story of nylon? Where you aware of the challenges fibers l;ike nylon pose to our environment and our health? Have you ever considered the impact of toxic fabrics on your health?
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