By  on May 9, 2019

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but you can make sustainable silk from organically raised and harvested silkworms, according to Bombyx, a newly launched eco-conscious textile technology firm.

Bombyx, named after the genus of true silkmoths and mulberry silkmoths, said it will soon provide sustainable, high-end silk fabrics to U.S. markets. Its silk product will be available for designers and garment manufactures to purchase via its web site on May 15, but will be sold in U.S. markets officially in August 2019, when it plans to offer a range of 100 percent silk and silk blends with Tencel, cotton or linen, with finished fabrics available in woven and knit varieties.

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