Discover how your silk scarf or shirt came into existence. We'll take you on a behind the scenes tour to see how silk is made. You’ll get unique insight into the different stages involved in the production of this luxurious fabric. From the growing of the castor plant to the breeding of the silkworms, spinning of yarn, weaving using traditional looms and finally the dyeing process of fabric. You’ll get your hands dirty as you try to dye your very own hand-picked, silkworm cocoons. And the best part – you get to carry them home as a souvenir to remind you of this adventure-filled day.
I have 7 years experience curating unique "off the grid" experiences both locally and internationally. On this particular experience I have partnered with a textile designer specialising in silk production in Kenya. In this exciting experience we will share our knowledge on the production of eri silk (and how it promotes sustainable fashion) - from the breeding of the silk worms all the way to the dyeing of fabric.
Snacks - Samosas Lunch - chicken, nyama choma (goat meat), ugly, kachumbari, French fries Feel free to share your preference…
500 ml water Feel free to bring any extra drinks with you
Silk farm entrance fee
Transport We will pick you up from The Children's Safety Park on Julius Nyerere Road (Next to Luther Plaza) and head up to…
We'll meet at The Children's Safety Traffic Park (near Luther Plaza on Julius Nyerere Rd). From there we'll whisk you off to Makueni. It's a two and a half hour drive from Nairobi. We will be hosted at an eco-friendly silk farm where we'll get to learn more about how silk is made.
1. Carry a hat, a pair of sunglasses, a sweater (in case it gets chilly), a camera (your phone will also do) 2. Wear some comfortable (closed) shoes and loose clothing for hot weather
Learn how silk is made in Kenya