L’asclépiade une richesse écoresponsable du Québec

Milkweed, an eco-responsible resource in Quebec

Couture et Violette textiles focuses on eco-responsible fabrics and options for the manufacture of clothing and accessories because we really care about giving our planet a chance :)

We repeat it often but every little gesture counts and sometimes it takes bigger gestures and that's what we're offering you today by presenting the latest major innovation that is now available:


milkweed follicle
Otherwise called “American silk” or “little field pig” … yes yes this native plant that grows everywhere in Quebec, often considered a “weed” but which has a very important role to play in nature.

monarch butterfly milkweed flower

Milkweed, in addition to being pretty in bloom, is an important source of food for the monarch butterfly in particular, but is also beneficial for many other pollinators, including bees. This perennial plant does well in often harsher conditions, requiring less water and care than many fiber crops. It is therefore quite an innovation to use it as an eco-responsible resource in our winter clothing.

milkweed culture

What we offer you is an option grown and handled in Quebec, we don't do more local than that :)
Milkweed with its hollow and hydrophobic fiber is an ultra-efficient, thin, ultra-light, Vegan and 100% biodegradable insulation, perfect as a natural insulator to layer in your coats, pants and winter overalls, mittens, scarves and insulated toques. . The insulating performance is 3 times higher than a typical synthetic insulation. Comparable to Down, milkweed does not lose its heat strength when wet (like down) in addition to being cruelty-free of course :)
overalls and mat with milkweed insulation
milkweed insulator

Available by the meter in 100gsm (coat, pants, scarf, mitten), by the meter in 250gsm (mittens, scarf, toques or very cold coat) or by the piece 250gsm (for small projects such as mittens, scarf, toques)

- 100gsm milkweed vegan insulation
- 250gsm milkweed vegan insulation
- Vegan insulation 250gsm Milkweed 15x20

easy to sew milkweed

Easy to sew with stretch and/or pointed needles such as microtex, the insulation can be stitched for better stability either in the inner layer or in the outer layer for a "down jacket" look.

A Couture and Violette Textiles exclusive

Mantle with milkweed isolate