Researchers have found that low-grade silk can replace intentionally used microplastics in cosmetics, vitamins, agricultural chemicals and paints, offering a biodegradable, non-toxic alternative to pollution.
Silk producer Emel Duman, aided by a group of academics from three universities, has located the elusive Hatay yellow silkworm and is producing ‘peace silk’ from it.
A foundation set up shop in Kabul 12 years ago to preserve art forms that go back centuries crafts like ceramics, woodworking and calligraphy. More than three dozen artisans completed its latest masterpiece, a silk Quran.
Bursa was once the centre of silk production and trade. And now, thanks to the determination of the locals, it is once again showing signs of life.
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