To understand the process, benefits and barriers within regenerative sericulture, we go back to Kim’s conversation from November 2021 with Hilmond Hui, Vice President of international clothing enterprise PFG and its subset Bombyx. Hilmond tells us more about Bombyx, which was formed in 2018 with a focus on regenerative silk production and transforming the way silk is produced, traded and consumed. Their Nanchong Ka Fung (NCKF) facility is located in the northeast of China’s Sichuan province, and they’re on a mission to do everything from dirt to fabric and beyond.
This episode is part of a mini-series that explains the production processes behind different fabrics, the players involved, what are their incentives, and more. It’s hard to have a conversation about how to make a material better if we don’t understand how it’s made in the first place.
Kim recommends this article by Irna Hofman on silk production in Tajikistan.
Host: Kim van der Weerd
This is a Maed in India production.
Creative Director: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Project Manager: Shaun Fanthome
Producer: Husein Haveliwala