What Makes Lotus Silk So Expensive?

Published on November 20, 2020 by Tex Hollywood

Almost the entirety of the human population knows about the standard silk that comes from silk moths. However, there is an extremely hard-to-produce and procure version of it that comes from the humble lotus! The lotus silk industry is a group small-scale operations happening only in parts of Cambodia, Myanmar and recently, Vietnam. The sheer hard work that goes into producing this material justifies it’s 10x higher price tag compared to regular silk!

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