Hi! We’re so glad to see you here! Did you know that our business has real, tangible impacts on conservation in Madagascar? And that we support arts education in schools? Keep reading to learn about two of the many ways we are making a difference, and to act on your last chance to WIN your very own Wild Silk basket!
This week we get to meet Mamy Ratsimbazafy and Lalaina Raharindymby, two key members of our team in Madagascar. The folks behind the scenes at Ta'na'na are working to bring you new products, more inventory, and more of the same high-quality, unique Wild Silk and Raffia products. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for new products and exciting updates, and keep reading for introductions, product highlights, and an FAQ!
For almost two decades, Cay has worked with a devoted team of experts in the US and Madagascar to develop Wild Silk production as a form of supplementary income for the Malagasy subsistence farmers that make up SEPALIM, reducing stress on the vital rainforest ecosystems that make Madagascar so unique.
Ta'na'na Silk is an online market created by CPALI and SEPALIM to provide an outlet for unique Wild Silk and Raffia products handmade in the rainforests of Madagascar. Our non-spun textiles are produced using a no-kill method that conserves the rainforest without harming silkworms or other species.
To someone unfamiliar with our products or project, some of our product pages might sound like gibberish! What do Ceranchia, Bombyx, Borocera, Suraka, and Argema mean, anyway?! To try to help our customers understand what we're all about, we've put together this short guide to the different kinds of Wild Silk we make and sell.