Radius biodegradable silk floss is made from all natural, pure silk-coated in candelilla wax. This is not a vegan product. It contains no glutens, preservatives, GMO's, artificial sweeteners or color, or fluoride. radius silk floss is completely compostable. Our radius USDA organic 100% biodegradable silk floss is spun from the finest grade silk and dipped in 100% pure, natural candelilla wax which is a plant-based wax. The end result is the most natural floss available on the market today. Silk was the original material used for all flosses throughout the world until the late 1930s when silk sources to the Western world were cut off due to the Sino-Japanese War. Silk is an all-natural alternative to nylon. Our biodegradable silk is made from a strong silk that is meant for tight spaces.Silk floss is healthy to use. Our silk floss contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, color, flavor, synthetic waxes, GMO ingredients, and is gluten free. The natural silk floss will biodegrade/compost in 60-90 days. Radius does not manufacture our flosses in the USA. They are manufactured in a family owned, fair trade farm cooperative in Colombia. Our floss is spun under strict quality controls with a guarantee of integrity. Radius recently switched manufactures of our flosses and there may still be a few of the older flosses on the market. Our flosses were coated in beeswax at one time, however that is no longer the case. They are now coated in a candelilla wax, which is a plant based wax.