These non-woven silk textile placemats are made in Madagascar from wild-gathered cocoons using a no-kill process that is sustainable and eco-friendly. The placemats are made from the Ceranchia cocoon species. Both the inner more opaque layer and the more translucent outer layer of the Ceranchia cocoon are used.
The non-woven textile is made by stitching the cocoons together using a clear filament that disappears in the texture of the placemat. Some of the cocoons are left natural in color and some are dyed in eye-pleasing colors. These placemats are Shibori-dyed and feature traditional patterns. The dyes used are color-fast.
These placemats were sustainably sourced and made in Madagascar by CPALI, a poverty alleviation NGO in northeastern Madagascar that invests in local leadership, community ownership and linking these partners to global markets. 100% of the profits from Ta’na’na Silk are returned to Madagascar.
Care: Hand-wash only, warm or cold water. Hang on line to dry. Iron with steam iron on low-heat setting and place a pressing guard sheet over the silk to protect it while you iron.