Published on September 25th, 2012 | by Alicia Silverstone
Last year, while I was shooting the film Gods Behaving Badly, we needed a wedding dress for one of the scenes in the movie. Eco-friendly, vegan designer Lucy Tammam created this beautiful dress pictured above. It is so pretty and romantic. Sadly, Lucy’s dress didn’t make it into the film, but I hope to go to her shop next time I’m in London.
A Conscious Couturier
Traditional silk is made from the cocoons of silkworms. The cocoons are harvested before the silkworms emerge from them, so silk manufacturers gas or steam the silkworms to kill them before collecting the cocoons. According to PETA, 3,000 silkworms are killed to make every pound of silk.
Lucy has found a kind, cruelty-free alternative. At her atelier in London, she creates handcrafted couture made from various vintage fabrics and consciously sourced materials. One of the fabrics she uses is called “Peace Silk.”
Peace silk is woven by hand by fair trade producers in India. This cruelty-free silk is sourced from the cocoons of the wild Eri moth. The process does not involve touching or harming the moths, nor does it require keeping them in captivity. Rather their cocoons are collected from the forest after the moths emerge and fly away.
Give Peace Silk A Try
Lucy is offering a free cotton scarf to anyone who makes a purchase of £100 or more from Atelier Tammam. To receive your free scarf, note that you are a Kind Lifer in your payment details or email her to let her know that you found out about her through The Kind Life. She ships internationally and you can order online here, or if you live in London, visit her atelier at:
5 Hastings Street
What do you think of Peace Silk?
Let’s dicuss in the comments below.