- Wild silk comes from Tussar silkworms. As the name of the fabric suggests, the Tussar silkworms live in the wild. Tussar silkworms feed on the Arjun tree.
- Due to its short fiber length, Tussar silk is one of the most durable fabrics.
- Tussar silk is a lot more textured than regular silk.
- It has the same positive attributes as silk (see above).
- The process of making wild silk is also known as non-violent, which is when the silk is processed without killing the silkworm. For around 30 days the silkworm grows and munches on castor leaves until it reaches its final size. It then starts to spin its cocoon, which takes another 15 days. Once the moth leaves its cocoon, the silk is processed.