Sunday, April 28, 2013

Amazing Silkworm

Silkworms gorging themselves on fresh mulberry leaves

After hatching the young silkworm weighs only 0,0006g.
It will take 4 weeks of exponential growth until it starts producing its silk cocoon.

To produce 1 kg of raw silk, 3-4000 silkworms will devour 100 kg of fresh mulberry leaves. 

In comparison, if developing at the same rate, a newborn baby of an average weight of 3.8 kg would weigh in at an astonishing 19,000 kg at 4 weeks of age!

Traditional silkworm feeding in Northern Laos

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Did you know?

It takes about 360 cocoons to produce one of our gorgeous scarves!
Each cocoon having up to 1,000 meters of silk each of our scarves is made of approximately 360 kilometers of silk!!!

So go ahead, treat yourself to a few hundred kilometers of silky goodness and support our farmers in the process :-)

Visit us at

Namtha "Red" 100% silk, Handwoven in Laos
Your Mai Savanh Lao Team

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Here you will find stories about our production and the people we work with. 

You'll read how our producers weave their lives into a strong and beautiful work of art; how the interwoven efforts of Maisavanhlao and its producers empowers women and provides a better future for their cocoon at a time.

Stay tuned! And in the meantime visit us at:

Your Maisavanhlao Team