Pop Quiz: Serious Silk
Answer: C. According to the European commission for the promotion of silk, "It takes around 110 cocoons to make a tie and around 630 to make a blouse" For more information on traditional silk and wild-caught alternatives, check out:
For more information on silk's eco-credentials, check out our Q+A http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/10/qa_is_silk_gree.php">Is Silk Green?
If you're interested in some other gifts of the silkworm, take a gander at "Naturally" Coloured Silk. Sort of and It's What's On The Inside That Counts - Luxurious Hemp and Silk Lingerie From Enamore.