Sericulture (the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms) was introduced into Nepal in the 1990’s by development aid groups to try to create income generating opportunities for rural Nepali women. Unfortunately, the women were taught how to grow the mulberry bushes and the silkworms but little was done to develop products from the silk produced, so the income generation was minimal...  Nepal Silk, was started by Mohinee Maharjan in order to create sellable products that would provide income and employment for rural women from the silk they produced. Working alongside the silk farmers in Nuwakot, Mohinee trained women in silk weaving, crocheting & soap making. Now women are engaged in the entire economic process from growing the mulberry, to raising the silkworms to creating the final products.

 

Gentle aromas of mulberry grace this uniquely handcrafted silk soap, which is made from silk protein that is derived from silk cocoons that are present in the existing sericulture industry in Nepal.  By sustainably extracting this naturally moisturizing element and combining the silk protein with coconut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, olive oil, and castor seed oil through traditional cold processing methods, a luxuriously lathering soap is created.  Each component of these palm oil-free silk soaps develops a moisturizing, skin-conditioning, antioxidant-rich experience for people with any skin type.

 

Knowing that you are providing employment for the Nepalese women who handmade the soaps, as well as encouraging sustainable farming practices in the sericulture industry shuold make you feel even better about this delightful Mulberry Silk Soap!  If you add a Silk Scrubby to your purchase, you'll not only be able to extend the life of your soap, you'll also create more jobs for even more women.  Thanks for your purpose-full purchase!

Mulberry Silk Soap

$6.00Price
  • Sericulture (the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms) was introduced into Nepal in the 1990’s by development aid groups to try to create income generating opportunities for rural Nepali women. Unfortunately, the women were taught how to grow the mulberry bushes and the silkworms but little was done to develop products from the silk produced, so the income generation was minimal... Nepal Silk, was started by Mohinee Maharjan in order to create sellable products that would provide income and employment for rural women from the silk they produced. Working alongside the silk farmers in Nuwakot, Mohinee trained women in silk weaving, crocheting & soap making. Now women are engaged in the entire economic process from growing the mulberry, to raising the silkworms to creating the final products.

    [information from Ganesh Himal]

  • Handmade in Nepal by Nepal Silk for Ganesh Himal

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