Black Khmer Silk Scarf
Black Khmer Silk Scarf
Black Khmer Silk Scarf
Black Khmer Silk Scarf

Black Khmer Silk Scarf

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WHY WE LOVE THEM - Fair trade, Unique finds, handmade, supports artisans

STYLING 
  

These classic silk scarves never go out of style. They are elegantly lightweight and large enough to be worn as a scarf or a wrap. Traditionally handloomed by a women’s weaving cooperative and made from 100% Khmer (Cambodian) silk and non-toxic dyes.

DESCRIPTION

  • Measurements: L 66" x W 33"
  • Handmade with love in Cambodia
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.

MATERIAL & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

100% Khmer Silk

Hand wash with gentle detergent. Do not iron or steam.

PROCESSING & DELIVERY

This item takes 1-2 business days to process and delivers within 3-4 business days. 

ARTISAN PROFILE

The Cambodia women’s silk weaving cooperative is located in the Takeo Province, a rural, low income area. They employ over 500 weavers from 7 villages. The silk is also produced locally by 350 farmers who grow mulberry trees which rear cocoons from silk worms. The cocoons are spun into silk thread and eventually handloomed into these elegant works of art.  

The goal of this social enterprise is to prevent the ancient Cambodian silk weaving tradition from vanishing, while empowering women and contributing to the economic development of more isolated areas. The complex art of silk weaving is a dying ancient tradition but the weaving cooperative trains younger generations to keep it alive. They provide employment opportunities and training for women living in the area who would otherwise be forced to flee to neighboring countries in search of jobs. There, separated from their families and lacking education, they often fall into dangerous situations such as human trafficking, sexual abuse or hard work conditions. By joining the weaving cooperative, the women become financially independent and can work from home so they can care for their children at the same time.

Cambodia Silk Weaving Hand Weaving Silk Artisan

 

SLATE + SALT

SLATE + SALT was founded by an avid traveller who felt the need to share her stories and finds with the world. She recognized the beauty of hand crafted products as opposed to mass produced goods made in factories. She saw an opportunity to give a worldwide customer base to artisans in rural villages. Through frequent trips and partnerships with Fair Trade cooperatives, she fosters relationships to bring ever-changing handcrafted designs to the globally minded nomad.

With this brand you will own products that are made with love in a sustainable way! With every purchase you are enabling rural artisans in underdeveloped nations care for their families and continue to live in their own communities.

When you purchase ethically produced goods you are helping to break the cycle of poverty by supporting programs that empower women entrepreneurs and educate children. Fair trade restores dignity to the artisans and assists women to become role models to their communities. The economic empowerment gives them the opportunity to stay in their villages and they will be less likely to migrate to urban areas. All products you purchase have an impact on the social change of our world.

Because products are handmade and hand-dyed each piece is special, one of a kind, and slight variations occur.