Cruelty-Free Silk Lashes, Hair Wraps & Pillowcases
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The title of this post is a bit deceiving because silk is not cruelty-free. However, I phrased the title so that people looking for silk could find alternatives.
Why is silk not cruelty-free?
The short answer is that a silkworm is actually a baby moth—a caterpillar. Silk is the fiber that silkworms weave to make cocoons. To get silk, distributors boil the caterpillars alive inside their cocoons.
Yeah. It’s as horrible as you think it is.
The so-called “silkworm” is actually a domesticated insect who, in nature, goes through the same stages of metamorphosis—egg, larva, pupa, and adult—that all moths do. Silk is derived from the cocoons of larvae, so most of the insects raised by the industry don’t live past the pupa stage, as they are steamed or gassed alive in their cocoons. Approximately 3,000 silkworms are killed to make every pound of silk.
Pharmaceutical companies have taken an interest in these insects, too, because they are perceived as inexpensive and easy to raise and can be genetically engineered to produce silk that contains human collagen. Silkworms have also been transgenically modified to spin fluorescent-colored silk.
Faux plants in an apartment or home have become very popular. The realest looking plants are often made of silk, so definitely watch out for that.
What’s the difference between silk and satin?
Silk is a fiber and satin is a weave. Satin can be made with silk.
Humane alternatives to silk—including nylon, milkweed seed pod fibers, silk-cotton tree and ceiba tree filaments, polyester, and rayon—are easy to find and usually less expensive, too.
You might be wondering, why do I want satin or silk-like fabric in the first place? What’s in it for me?
Faux silk for hair: less friction than cotton which means less breakage, thicker hair, less frizz, no bed head & reduced split ends
Faux silk for skin: no pulling on your facial skin, diminishes crease wrinkles in your face, & antimicrobial which helps your skin stay clear & free of irritation
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We love our furry friends, as much as you, so we aim to provide cruelty free beauty products, by using only human or synthetic hairs for our lashes.
For my UK babes:
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For faux mink lashes:
With the rise in popularity of mink fur lashes, we knew there had to be a fur-free, truly cruelty-free alternative. So we set out to offer lashes that are as lifelike, lightweight, and luxurious-feeling as mink - but are NON-FUR and vegan-friendly.
Most of their products are 100% polyester which is man made and cruelty-free. You can double-check under fabric & care for the product.
What did you learn from this post? Have you ever slept on silk or faux silk?
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