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Cruelty free silk?

So in some dry shampoo I wanted to buy it listed

"cruelty free silk powder"


WTF is that supposed to mean?
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Possibly that it's made from cocoons gathered after the worms have left them, as opposed to boiling them alive to get the silk? You'd have to ask the manufacturer though. :/
That's an interesting concept. Can't help but wonder how labor intensive that would be; regardless, it still wouldn't be vegan
I'm pretty sure they're referring to wild silk. But asking the manufacturer = seconded.

Yes, it's derived from animals, but personally I don't see a problem with picking up something an animal has left behind and has no further use. It's animal trash, basically. Like toenail clippings. (Then again, part of why I'm a vegan is because I don't need animal-derived products, so...)
You raise a good point.
ah, treseme?