CATHAYA is committed to promoting green development in the silk industry and advocating for an environmentally friendly approach, aiming to achieve a green and circular economy. Together, we strive to build a community for sustainable development in the silk industry.
Nurturing Silkworms and Mulberry Trees
For the Benefit of Nature
Mulberry Trees: Building Green   Mulberry Trees: Environmental Governance
Silkworms only feed on mulberry leaves and spin cocoons in a relatively clean environment. Large-scale mulberry plantations not only change the soil environment but also improve comprehensive environmental indicators such as water quality and air in the region.

Mulberry trees are efficient absorbers of carbon dioxide. Through photosynthesis, they transfer greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to a stable "carbon sequestration" state, storing carbon elements in the soil or within their own plant bodies. This natural process helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Mulberry trees play a crucial role in environmental governance. Their roots are extensively developed, with vertical distribution reaching over 4 meters and horizontal distribution covering an area of up to 7 square meters. The underground network of horizontal and vertical roots forms a water-absorbing and storing system, facilitating their nutrient and water absorption. In the past decade, mulberry trees have significantly contributed to various aspects such as sand control, rocky desertification control, soil and water conservation, saline and alkaline land reclamation, and converting cultivated land back into forested areas as an ecological forest species.  


Building a Better Life Together

The establishment of the Silk Textile Industrial Park project aims to create a garden-style factory area, incubate industrial tourism projects, and actively promote the coordinated development of the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors. Once completed, it will provide thousands of job opportunities for the local community in Longchuan County, generating tax revenues of over tens of millions of yuan.

Venturing into border areas, the "Mulberry-Silkworm Base Project" is being implemented as an alternative to opium poppy cultivation in northern Myanmar. By replacing poppy cultivation and drug production with mulberry tree cultivation and silkworm breeding, it aims to gradually reduce the neighboring country's dependence on the drug economy.


Strong Foundation for Quality Industries

Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative

CATHAYA actively engages in targeted poverty alleviation efforts in Yunnan Province, vigorously promoting mulberry tree cultivation and silkworm breeding techniques. This has successfully replaced the agricultural economy primarily based on sugarcane and tobacco cultivation. With the sericulture industry as the core, it has played a leading role in the local economy and helped the counties in the region to achieve poverty alleviation and "hat removal" (symbolizing poverty eradication).

Developing Specialized Education

The China Silk Museum serves as a learning base that showcases the origin of silk and the fundamentals of silkworm and mulberry tree cultivation-the Xiaoyunlong Silkworm Paradise.

By integrating knowledge of sericulture culture into various engaging activities, the Xiaoyunlong Silkworm Paradise enables children to play and grow while learning. It stands as the best destination for exploring sericulture culture, experiencing natural ecology, receiving life education, and understanding the meaning of life.

Since its establishment, Xiaoyunlong has organized numerous unique parent-child interactive educational tours and study programs for primary and secondary school students, receiving consistent praise from students, parents, and teachers alike.


Poverty Alleviation and Agricultural Assistance for Shared Prosperity

Policy Support

CATHAYA Group has two major mulberry tree and silkworm breeding bases located in Banqiao Town, Longyang District, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province, and Zhouwangmiao Town, Haining City, Zhejiang Province. These two bases are the only two strong towns in the sericulture industry on the list of the National Ministry of Agriculture's Agricultural Industry Strong Towns.

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Promoting Technological Applications and Emerging Industries
Fostering international cooperation
Guiding the development of the scientific and technological sericulture industry