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AHIMSA is a Sanskrit word that embodies the concepts of compassion and solidarity towards human beings. Each garment of Tonello Donna’s AHIMSA line is made with Eri silk, obtained from a specific family of silkworms from North East India. The Eri silkworm lives in the wild in castor plants. This plant requires only rainwater, so there are no chemical agents added in the growth process. Eri silk is bloody free because the silkworm can complete its life cycle. In fact it leaves its cocoon becoming a butterfly, while usually the cocoons are worked with the silkworm still inside. Buying a garment from the AHIMSA line therefore becomes a conscious choice towards animals and the environment.

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