My husband grew up in the Canary Islands. On his island, there is still a tradition of raising and harvesting silkworms, and weaving the silk. When my husband was a small boy, he would raise silkworms to help his mother earn some extra money. And the favorite food of silkworms is the leaves of the mulberry tree. My husband has told me the stories several times of how the silkworm’s voracious appetite kept him running all day cutting and collecting mulberry branches. Even now he just can’t believe how much they eat.
So the next time you pull on a silk garment, take a moment to respect the worms. It’s an arduous process. You can read more about it here.
I was able to find one single mulberry tree with silkworms on it in SL, and here it is!
Tree: Mulberry Tree with silkworms season changing by Herb Abrahams (Marketplace)
Dress: *Bliss Couture* Alethia Magenta by Amutey Decuir
Hair: *Plume* – Rockeuse/Soil by Fauve Beaumont & Lulu Jameson
Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow